Mark Vientos
18-Year-Old ShortstopSS
New York Mets  Rookie
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Betting on the youngest of the prep hitters in a draft class will often bear fruit, and Vientos is the prime example from 2017. When he turned 18 in December he already had 51 pro games under his belt and a $1.5 million signing bonus in his bank account. At 6-foot-4, 185 pounds, and as a below-average runner, it would be pretty optimistic to expect him to stick at shortstop long term, but he should fill out nicely and resemble a prototypical power-hitting third baseman. The most encouraging aspect of his first crack at pro pitching was the four home runs he hit as the sixth youngest position player in the Gulf Coast League. Typically prospects like Vientos take a year or two to start showing off their power potential, but he wasted no time confirming the Mets’ evaluation of his long-term power upside. A hot August in the GCL (.307/.340/.477) earned him a brief taste of the Appalachian League, and he could be aggressively assigned to Low-A this spring. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Mets in June of 2017 that includes a $1.5 million signing bonus.
Enjoying power surge in Rookie ball
SSNew York Mets  R
July 28, 2018
Vientos went 3-for-5 with two home runs and seven RBI for Rookie-league Kingsport in Friday's win over Burlington.
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The Mets' No. 6 fantasy prospect got a late start to the season but Vientos is finally getting locked in, slugging five of his six homers over the last 10 games and raising his slash line to .259/.331/.466, and he has an encouraging 12:19 BB:K through 29 games. The organization has no reason to rush the 18-year-old up the ladder, but if he continues to punish Appalachian League pitchers, he could make his Low-A debut before the end of the year.
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Delayed start to 2018 season
SSNew York Mets  R
April 5, 2018
Vientos will remain behind in extended spring training to begin the season, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com reports.
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Heating up in GCL
SSNew York Mets  R
August 18, 2017
Vientos went 4-for-5 with a solo home run and a second run scored for the GCL Mets in Thursday's win over the Cardinals' affiliate.
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Popped by Mets with 59th overall pick
SSNew York Mets  R
June 12, 2017
The Mets have selected Vientos with the 59th overall pick in the 2017 first-year player draft.
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