Found August 05, 2013 on MetsMinor.net:
Congratulations to T.J. Rivera of the Saint Lucie Mets for being named today’s MMN Player of the Week. When I looked at the candidates this past week in all levels of the Mets farm system, I tried to compare to other deserving winners like Las Vegas 51’s Jordany Valdespin who won last week’s MMN’s and PCL Player of the Week by putting up some gaudy numbers. JV1 was basically out of his mind since being demoted, so trying to compare other minor league players to his week, was kind of unfair. I basically looked at what the player meant to his team There were some that caught my attention which made my decision even harder, but I felt that T.J. Rivera was the ideal player to receive this week’s honor. T.J., 24-years-old and a native New Yorker, was born in the Bronx signed by the Mets as a free agent out of Troy University in 2011. Rivera has moved up the ranks very quickly, playing in Kingsport and Brooklyn in 2011 and compiling a .301 batting average in 42 games between the two.  In ...
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