SEE IT: Mets prospect Ronny Mauricio homers in first Dominican winter league at-bat

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Mets prospect Ronny Mauricio following through on throw with Brooklyn Cyclones
Mets prospect Ronny Mauricio following through on throw with Brooklyn Cyclones

As the Mets continue their search for a new head of baseball operations, their number three overall prospect Ronny Mauricio put on a power display in his first at-bat in the Dominican winter league.

The 20-year-old shortstop slammed a two-run home run in his first at-bat of the winter for the Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Professional Baseball League (LIDOM).

Mauricio has the ability to be a five-tool player, and his raw athleticism and power has Mets fans thinking about what could be when it comes to their potential shortstop of the future.

A native of the Dominican Republic, the switch-hitting shortstop played 100 games with the High-A Brooklyn Cyclones last season and also appeared in eight games with the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies, combining to slash .248/.296/.449 with 20 homers, 64 RBI and 58 runs scored.

Mauricio was named to the High-A East All-Star team this past season, as Cyclones bench coach Mariano Duncan dished out some high praise for the youngster.

“In the 38 years that I’ve been in baseball,” Duncan said on an episode of SNY’s Mets Prospective, “I’ve never seen anybody with so much talent in that position other than Ronny Mauricio.”

MLB Pipeline has Mauricio’s ETA for the majors set at 2022, so it will be very interesting to see if and how he fits into the Mets’ plans for 2022 and beyond.

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