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Mets fans have been waiting pretty much all year to see top prospect Ronny Mauricio get called up to the big leagues. We’ve also had to endure way too many false alarms along the way.

But it’s finally happening, folks (we think). Joel Sherman of the New York Post says below that our wait is over:

Just earlier on Wednesday, I pointed out that since a New York Post report labeled Mauricio as “disinterested” in Triple-A, his bat has come alive:

He’s spent the entirety of his 2023 campaign in Triple-A with the Syracuse Mets. For the first month and a half, his bat was literally on fire. Through May 20th (44 games, 191 plate appearances), Mauricio slashed .358/.393/.609. That was accompanied by 20 doubles, two triples, seven home runs, 29 RBI, 32 runs scored, and nine steals.

That’s when one of those valleys in production arrived (with an injury mixed in). Mauricio appeared in 51 games and racked up 240 plate appearances between May 21st and August 4th. His triple slash was .235/.296/.385 with six doubles, nine homers, 28 RBI, 27 runs scored, and eight steals during this time.

After Puma’s report dropped, though, Ronny has gotten back to the early-season version of himself. Over his most recent 96 plate appearances, he’s hitting .318/.396/.635. That also includes four doubles, one triple, seven home runs, 14 RBI, 17 runs scored, and seven steals. Oh, and nearly as many walks (11) as strikeouts (16).

In a loss against Lehigh Valley on Wednesday night, Mauricio went 0-for-5 with a strikeout. But still, he appropriately “seized the opportunity” to earn his long overdue promotion to the big leagues.

It’ll be interesting to see how he’s worked into the lineup on a regular basis. He’s been playing second base consistently over the last couple of weeks in Triple-A, so you’d have to imagine that’s where he’ll slot in whenever a glove is on his hand.

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Matt Musico is an editor for ESNY. He’s been writing about baseball and the Mets for the past decade. His work has been featured on numberFire, MetsMerized Online, Bleacher Report, and Yahoo! Sports.