The Mets were very aggressive on the international market in July 2017, signing a pair of players for seven figures in shortstop Ronny Mauricio and outfielder Adrian Hernandez. They also signed Consuegra for $500,000 that July and while the teenager wasn't as high profile a signing as the other two, he nonetheless made it to the United States during his debut summer, playing in the Gulf Coast League in 2018.
A one-time shortstop, Consuegra is now a full-time outfielder, where his tools and athleticism have the chance to play well. He's seen time in both center and right field, with an easily plus arm that could help him profile in the corner spot down the road. He's very projectable offensively, with physicality, bat speed and hand-eye coordination that produces high-end exit velocities and points to future plus power. There is some length to his swing, but the Mets think that might have to do more with inexperience and lack of present strength than anything mechanical.
There's a long development path ahead for Consuegra to get to what he eventually might become. The Mets have never shied away from working with young international signees and will let Consuegra dictate how quickly he moves through the system.
OF Stanley Consuegra assigned to New York Mets.
RF Stanley Consuegra assigned to GCL Mets from DSL Mets2.
OF Stanley Consuegra assigned to DSL Mets2.
New York Mets signed free agent OF Stanley Consuegra to a minor league contract.