Mar 24, 2018; Jupiter, FL, USA; A New York Mets hat with sunglasses sits on a glove in the dugout during a spring training game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

It’s going to be a while before 17-year-old New York Mets prospect Ronny Mauricio finds himself in a regular-season Major League Baseball game.

Though, the Dominican native is already making waves during Grapefruit League play in Florida.

A top-three prospect of the Mets’ organization heading into the 2019 season, Mauricio netted a pair of RBI’s during Saturday’s spring training game against the division rival Atlanta Braves.

His ability to go opposite field tells us a story of a young man that’s well beyond his age when it comes to discipline at the plate. That’s some real impressive stuff.

Mauricio, who will turn 18 on April 4, posted a .273 average with three homers an 35 RBI in two low-level minor league stops last season. The hope here is that he could see Double-A at some point in 2019. After that, it’s anyone’s guess.

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