This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.
I am back from a one-week cruise to beautiful Alaska. We always love going to Alaska — really a beautiful place.
I am trying to catch up on player profile requests from readers. If you have a request, please include it in the comments section below. If I haven't profiled your request recently, I will do everything I can to get to it.
This week's profiles are updated from anything I have written before:
Brett Baty, 3B/OF, New York Mets
1st-round draft pick of the Mets in 2019
Baty was drafted 12th overall as a first baseman and and was given a $3.4M signing bonus out of Travis High School in Austin, Texas.
He had a rough start with the Mets, but he has had a very solid 2021 season, playing at High-A and Double-A at age 21. The Mets are moving him through the system quickly.
As I write this, Baty is hitting a collective .291 for the year with 12 homers and 56 RBIs. He has a .378 OBP and is slugging .471.
The Mets have played him mostly at third base, not at first. He has seen some time in left field as well. Look for his future to be at third base. Baty is not a very good defender, but his arm strength is solid at third.
Baty is capable of using the entire field with a measured swing. He isn't overly aggressive at the plate, but like all