The Mets drafted high school third baseman Brett Baty 12th overall in Monday's MLB Draft.
Baty, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound lefty who throws righty, committed to the University of Texas. At No. 12 overall, Baty has an expected slot of $4,366,400, according to Baseball America.
In the 19-year-old Baty, the Mets picked one of the hitters who has the best raw power among all players in the 2019 draft class.
Baty, whom Baseball America ranked the No. 15 prospect, said it was "surreal" to hear his name drafted as he was at the draft in Secaucus, N.J.
But how good is he now, and how good can he be?
With Lake Travis High School, Baty is hitting .615 this season with 19 home runs, 50 RBIs and 10 stolen bases in 96 at-bats (148 plate appearances) across 37 games.
"Brett Baty has some of the best power in the draft class and has good feel to hit too, along with more athleticism than you'd expect from someone his size," ESPN's Keith Law wrote about Baty in April, "but third base is very much a work in progress and he'll be 19 1/2 on draft day."
Though he has also spent time on the mound -- he has an 0.84 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings -- Baty has been called "one of the best all-around hitters" in this year's draft class. On MLB Network, Harold Reynolds compared Baty to Freddie Freeman.
"He could remain a third baseman if he improves his agility and maintains conditioning on his big frame," MLB.com said. "There's no question about his arm because he's registered fastballs clocked as hard as 92 mph off the mound."
This technically isn't the first time Baty is a Met. He said when he played tee ball, his team was the Mets and that teammates used to call him "Brett the Met."
Baty told KXAN last month that he felt he was in a win-win position when he decides if he wants to turn pro or go to Texas. On Monday, he said he feels he has a difficult decision to make but believes he is ready to go pro.