The New York Mets are trying to salvage what is left of a disastrous year, and part of that is critical player evaluations over the final stretch of the season. They are finally making a long-awaited move to call up highly-touted infield prospect Ronny Mauricio before this weekend's contest against the Mariners.

Mauricio has been on fire for Triple-A Syracuse, sporting a .303 average with 7 homers, 15 RBI's, and a .959 OPS. He also added on 11 walks, the most in a month in his professional career per SNY Mets. Mauricio is ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the Mets' system according to MLB Pipeline, and has been improving in the minors since joining the organization in 2018.

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His expected debut is for Friday ahead of their series against Julio Rodriguez and the red hot Mariners. Seattle has won 8 of their last 10, and have taken the lead in the AL West coming from out of nowhere over the last month. The Mariners, Astros, and Rangers are all within a game of the division, and will battle for the crown over the final month of the season.

The Mets will not be doing any battling of their own, after they elected to punt on the season at the end of July and sold many of their top players for prospects at the trade deadline. 2023 may not have panned out for the team from Queens, but they are hoping to get a good look at Ronny Mauricio over the final month and have him contribute to next year's rebuild.