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NY Mets: Why prospect Francisco Alvarez has fans excited

Jul 11, 2021; Denver, CO, USA; National League infielder Francisco Alvarez (30) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning against the American League of the 2021 MLB All Star Futures Game at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Will New York Mets prospect Francisco Alvarez live up to the hype? Viewed as the next great catcher, it’s hard to have a conversation with an optimistic Mets fan and not hear his name brought up.

Alvarez is rising quickly. Now a top ten prospect in all of baseball, his trajectory toward the major leagues should have him reaching the show at a relatively young age.