(WTNH) – Brett Baty has every intention of playing college baseball at the University of Texas on a free ride. Then, the Mets came along and made him a first round draft pick in 2019, 12th overall.

It was life-changing money for the three-sport high school star, so he signed. Two years later, the Round Rock, Texas native is closing in on the big leagues.

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