Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/27/13
In a move that should help both teams, the New York Mets traded outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck to the Pirates for prospect Dilson Herrera. While Byrd and Buck will try to help the Bucs win now, Herrera is a low level prospect with a high ceiling. The scouting report on Dilson Herrera is an infielder that projects to be a second baseman. He has quick hands and can hit for power. He has above average major league speed and can steal bases. Herrera projects as a possible 20/20 guy at the big league level. He should be an average defender with an average arm that will most likely be best suited at second base although he is adequate at shortstop. He is only 18 and has very raw  talent but should progress quickly through the Mets farm system. Good trade for both sides. The only question is whether or not Travis d’Arnaud can be an every day catcher. So far he seems lost both offensively and defensively at the big league level. With the impending loss of Matt Harvey, the Mets...
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