Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/27/13
With today’s trade of Marlon Byrd and John Buck, the Mets got a very intriguing prospect from the Pirates, 19 year-old second base prospect Dilson Herrera. Herrera is a converted third baseman out of Cartagena, Columbia who is three years in to his professional baseball career, and in his second year playing in the U.S., after spending time in the Venezuelan Summer League in 2011. He is listed at 5’10″ and 150 pounds, very small, even for a middle infielder. However, he has surprising power for his size, which you’ll see in his career statistics: Year Age Lg Lev G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS 2011 17 VESL FRk 65 260 214 66 19 5 2 27 16 8 32 40 .308 .413 .472 .885 2012 18 2 Lgs Rk-A- 60 256 227 65 12 5 8 29 12 4 19 47 .286 .341 .489 .830 2012 18 GULF Rk 53 227 199 56 11 4 7 27 11 4 18 41 .281 .341 .482 .823 2012 18 NYPL A- 7 29 28 9 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 6 .321 .345 .536 .881 2013 19 SALL A 109 479 423 112 27 3 11 56 11 6 37 110 .265 .
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