Chicago Cubs: 10 bats to target as MLB trade deadline looms

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Ronny Mauricio / Chicago Cubs
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Chicago Cubs: 10 bats to target at the trade deadline: #2 – Ronny Mauricio

Right back to the well with the New York Mets here as Ronny Mauricio is a player that has definitely been linked to the Cubs in regards to trading for Bryant.

Mauricio grades out at 60 power, 60 arm, 55 field, 50 hit and 40 run. Overall he rates out to a 55. Though he hasn’t found his stride yet, he remains the second-ranked prospect in the Mets organization, batting .251/.290/.452.

Mauricio is a 20-year-old prospect sure to move up with an MLB debut ETA of 2022. That would be fantastic for both the Mets and whichever team he is traded to. If it’s for KB, I personally am more fond of Baty. In regards to the MLB Pipeline, I will trust the pros judgement here as they currently have Mauricio ranked over Baty.

Keep the name Ronny Mauricio in your mind in the coming week, as the Mets have the strongest ties to Bryant, and they know it will most likely take a solid prospect to obtain him. Especially if Hoyer throws in a prospect of his own to sweeten the pot.