all aboard the vientos hype train, coming out of the draft he had a ton of upside and it's looking like the mets nailed it(so far)
.538 slugging, .908 ops
he has 9 homeruns now, not 8*****
15. Mark Vientos, 3B, Mets
Team: Rookie-level Kingsport (Appalachian)
Why He’s Here: .478/.520/.913 (11-for-23), 4 R, 1 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 8 RBIs, 2 BB, 4 SO, 1-for-1 SB
The Scoop: Last year’s second-rounder has done quite well for himself in a return to Kingsport after a season-ending cameo there in 2017. He’s already swatted eight home runs and is among the Appalachian League’s leaders in many offensive categories. The most impressive part, perhaps, is the amount of contact he’s making. He’s whiffed just 24 times in 37 games, good for a strikeout rate of just 14.7 percent. Add in his 9.2 percent walk rate, and you’ve got a pretty darn good first full year.