Selected in the first round (No. 12 overall) of the 2019 MLB Draft by the New York Mets out of Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas... last name is pronounced BAIT-ee... entered the 2022 season as the No. 2 prospect in the Mets organization and the No. 39 prospect in the Majors overall (No. 4 third baseman) according to Baseball America... according to MLB Pipeline, he is the Mets' second-best prospect and the No. 45 prospect in the majors... favorite baseball movie is Field of Dreams... his secret talent is juggling... grew up watching the Texas Rangers... his favorite player to watch was Adrián Beltré... named to 2021 Arizona Fall League All-Star Game... made his Major League debut with the Mets on Aug. 17, 2022 and homered in his first at-bat... entered 2023 ranked as the Mets' No. 2 prospect and top 3B/OF prospect... ranked as the No. 2 3B prospect in baseball entering 2023 by MLB.com... ranked as the No. 21 overall prospect in baseball entering the 2023 season by MLB.com
Ascended from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Syracuse before making his Major League debut with the Mets on Aug. 17, 2022... appeared in 11 Major League games with New York, going 7-for-38 with two homers and five RBIs... spent most of the season at Binghamton, where he hit .312 with 19 homers and 59 RBIs in 89 games... went 8-for-22 (.365) in six games with Syracuse... suffered a UCL tear in his right thumb on Aug. 29, 2022... was voted an Eastern League postseason All-Star and an MiLB.com Mets Organization All-Star
Split his second professional season between High-A Brooklyn and Double-A Binghamton...Was selected to the 2021 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in Denver, Colorado where he went 0-1...Slashed .309/.397/.514 with 14 doubles, seven homers and 34 RBI in 51 games for Brooklyn...Slashed .272/.364/.424 with eight doubles, five homers and 22 RBI in 40 games for Binghamton after he was promoted on July 13...Played for Salt River in the Arizona Fall League... Named Arizona Fall League Player of the Week for the first week of the AFL Season...Named to the AFL Fall Stars Game...Slashed .292/.373/.404 with five doubles, one triple, one homer and 15 RBI in 25 games in the AFL.
Spent part of the season at the New York Mets Alternate Training Site in Brooklyn, NY...Said it was "an awesome advantage" to be able to have a place to play and train after the season was cancelled.
Split his first professional season between three teams, Rookie-Level GCL Mets, Rookie-Level Kingsport and Class-A Brooklyn...Combined to hit.234/.368/.452 with 37 runs, 16 doubles, two triples, seven home runs, 33 RBI and 35 walks in 51 games...Was a member of the Cyclones' playoff push and helped the team win the New York Penn League Championship.