The Mets have announced their minor league awards, which include INF Mark Vientos being named their hitter of the year and LHP Kevin Smith being named pitcher of the year.
Among the other awards: INF Andres Gimenez being named defender of the year and Sam Haggerty -- who recently made his Mets debut -- winning baserunner of the year.
Vientos, 19, was recently named the Mets' hitting prospect of the year by MLB.com.
"He's as close to a professional hitter as you'll find in the minors," a team insider told MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone during spring training. "He's got raw power, but needs to start going the other way more and reduce the hitch in his swing, which is something coaches will work on with him this spring."
"We viewed him as having the potential of a Eric Hosmer," a Florida area scout told Cerrone this past summer. "He has quick hands, good bat speed, hard strength and an advanced approach at the plate for his age. He is starting to show signs that he can be a real masher."
Vientos spent the entire 2019 season with Low-A Columbia
The 22-year-old Smith, who recently sat down for a Q&A with MetsBlog's Joe DeMayo, could be a rotation option for the Mets as soon as 2020 after finishing the 2019 season with Double-A Binghamton.