New York Met’s prospectus, Carlos cortes continues to shine in the Australian Baseball League with the Sydney Blue Sox.
Cortes, who hit. 345 went into match one against the Canberra Cavalry, continued to hit the ball wall and went two against three with a monster home runs, knocked in two races and scored a race for the Blue Sox, who defeated the Canberra Cavalry 3-1 in match one of a two-game double top tonight in Australia. Cortes’ two RBIs in game one give him 10 RBIs on the season on his way into game two.
In game two, Cortes (23) continued to dominate on the plate for the Blue Sox. He went two for three, with a double, a walk and one run scored. The Blue Sox went on to defeat the cavalry 9-3 in game two for a two-game sweep. They improve their overall record to 4-6, with a .400 winning percentage. They are six games behind first place Melbourne Aces.
Seen potential Carlos Cortes hit a bomb tonight in the Australian Winter League.
He came in tonight and hit .345
– Michael Mayer (@mikemayerMMO) January 31, 2021
Cortes, who played left field at the collegiate level but has played majority base at the professional level since he was drafted by the Mets in 2018, was back in the left field tonight during Game 1 for the Blue Sox. He split match two between second base and right field.
Cortes, 5’7 “, 197 kg was discarded in 2018 primarily for his abilities from the left side of the plate. He ended his career in South Carolina with 37 home runs and a .378 OBP. He has taken that strength and continued to show it at a lower league level for the Mets.
In his first full season with the Mets ‘organization, Cortes was awarded the Mets’ Florida State League-affiliated St. Lucie Mets, where he continued to impress. He had a .255 average, .336 OBP, .397 SLG, and a .733 OPS in 2019, and collected 26 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs and 68 RBIs. He finished second in the Florida State League with 182 bases in total.
Cortes has continued to prove himself this offseason and show versatility in the field also during the ABL. Cortes ended the day with 1,093 OPS and 10 RBIs in 10 games of the season with the Sydney Blue Sox, who will resume action next weekend with games next Thursday to Sunday.