Checking in on prospect Dilson Herrera, who can’t stop hitting

Dilson Herrera, who the Mets acquired as part of the John Buck and Marlon Byrd trade, has showed strong progress so far this year. He was promoted to Double-A on June 19 and is the youngest player in the league. He’s been hitting well and showing plate discipline since the promotion.

Herrera could be a candidate for a September call-up if the Mets are willing.

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53 comments
semperfi
semperfi

Should be starting 2B and leading off on opening day 2015! OK to go young in players but please no more EY or CY, wrong kind of young, this kid is a stud and would make a perfect lead-off guy then Grandy, Tulo, Duda/Cambell, Wright, Cruz, dArnaud,Lagares, now that lineup with our pitching can win the division! Niese or Gee/Montero/Flores can get Tulo and Cruz 2 years and 30mil with an option for a 3rd based on ABs 

Glorious Gavin
Glorious Gavin

Weren't we not supposed to see him until 2017? It would be awesome if he's a September call-up.

jenkins
jenkins

He'll be Mets leadoff man and starter at 2B by next July.

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

He's in AA and people already are talking about trading Murphy because of him. Oy.

Dan D'Addio
Dan D'Addio

He'll be ready when Murphy becomes FA-eligible.

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

If he gets brought up he should get brought up to start. Having him sit on the bench 4 out of 5 games for the sake of getting a few major league at bats would be completely un-useful and harmful to his development, as they have demonstrated so eloquently with Wilmer Flores.

yankeehater
yankeehater

I just mentioned him and Rosario on the Flores story a while ago and now a Dilson piece. I guessed this may be our middle IF combo by 2017 if we're lucky. They ranked us as having a top 5 farm system....these two are a big part of it.

metfaninva
metfaninva

Let Herrera develop. He is 19 and strikes out a lot.  Needs 2 more years in minors. We are talking 2016 or 17 as potential starting 2nd basemen.  Have plenty of options to work through till then: Flores, Reynolds, etc.. Guaranteed TC can stop Herrera from hitting!!!! And Flores, den Dekker, Kirk, Brown.

hashburry
hashburry

There is chatter in SF that the Giants could look into acquiring Colon and/or Murphy.  It is mostly from comcast guys, but the talk is out there.

At the end of the day, personally, I'd have no issue with seeing Murphy go.  His lack of power would translate better if he was a dynamic fielding second baseman.  As is, he doesn't do much other than hit singles.  Not an rbi guy, no real speed, and still not more than an average defensive player.

Brandon Hillman
Brandon Hillman

There is a market for murphy, very professional hitter.  Can play second and third base. LA is looking for a better third baseman than Juan Uribe and Turner platoon and have asked about murphy in the past. 10-15 homeruns 35-45 doubles and around 300 average plus an all star appearance should garner one top prospect. Not to mention the team that gets him as him under control for one more year. LA has stud outfielder in AAA Joc Pederson 323//450/589 is blocked Four MLB outfielders under contract in Puig Either Kemp and Crawford. They have a big budget to work with and are in win now mode. With Flores and Herrrera both being able to replace murphy at second and maybe even short you should be trading murphy to fill the hole in LF. 

Alan J Tepper
Alan J Tepper

I'm looking forward to seeing him play in Trenton this Sunday!

drmetfan
drmetfan

This is another reason why Murphy must be traded now that his value is as high as it has ever been. Not to mention Flores.

11gilkey
11gilkey

The Mets should really consider trading Murphy while his value is high assuming there is a market.  This may not be popular among Mets fan but it might be the kind of move that pays dividends in a couple of years.  Murphy is a nice a player.  Hes a decent hitter but he lacks pop, and hes a bad defender and bad base runner who will probably not be worth the 10 plus million a year he will get in the upcoming years.  

1metfan
1metfan

This is part of the reason I believe they will trade Murphy

hubie_wc
hubie_wc

And it also says he may be ready next year. Silly to pay an average 2b 10 mln a year.

yankeehater
yankeehater

@Zach Goeringer There's no reason to bring him up this year. He should get a shot to start going into 2016 and then Rosario the next year.

mr met
mr met

@yankeehater I hope waiting until 2017 means that we signed a solid free agent SS this offseason.  I dont think ahmed rosario is a large part to why were ranked so high.  Syndergaard, piawecki, matz, herrerra, montero and nimmo are, but that is neither here nor there.  We need to make a bug push next season, David Wright is on the back end of his Prime years.  

joe21
joe21

He is actually 20 and has a K rate of about 16% this year, but I agree not to rush. That being said, he may very well earn his spot mid year 2015, but latest if he is for real will be 2016

mr met
mr met

@hashburry It would be a great trade if the mets made the right subsequent moves after they cleared the salary and got back prospects.  Hashburry, sounds like a delicious muffin.

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

@hashburry  I agree with everything except I don't see Murph as just a singles hitter....he is 2nd in the NL in doubles among second basemen and he is just outside 10 in the NL in doubles overall

Flocaveli
Flocaveli

Kyle Crick from SF for Tolo and Murph

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@hashburry My only issue with that is Sandy would quickly look to replace Murph with Flores (or other inhouse option)...on his minor league deal.  Smart business.  But considering the potential to shed approx. $18 - $20Mil in payroll for 2015 i would be left angry at the idea that there would be no re-investment of these funds.  

joe21
joe21

Packaging DM with Colon increases chance of better prospect and no cash considerations for Tolo

hashburry
hashburry

@Brandon Hillman I can't believe LA will trade Person for anything less than Price, as part of a package.  They will certainly not trade him for Murphy.

dukewillie
dukewillie

@Alvin Ashcraft They move him from 2B to SS when they promoted him to Double A, so I assume he's still paying SS.

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

@yankeehater @Zach Goeringer He's torching double A I doubt he needs another year and 2 months of development especially since Vegas is an easier place to hit than Bing. He should start the season in Vegas next year and provided he doesn't drop off should only be there a couple of months.

mr met
mr met

@Flocaveli I would rather have edwin Escobar who is lefty and Gary brown 

nym68
nym68

@hashburry @Brandon Hillman As Brandon just said, Joc Pederson is not being traded for anyone not named David Price. We are talking about their top prospect who is set to take over CF for the next ten years. L.A. would eat half of Kemp's contract, and maybe more on Crawford's, before they let this guy go. If you were L.A. who would you keep....broken down expensive OFers or a young stud? Murphy is not getting us anyone near the level of this kid

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@hashburry  I think his point was they've got to be looking to move 2 of their 4 existing OFers...likely Kemp and Crawford.  Both big contracts and both injury plagued.  But, moving Murph for either Kemp or Crawford would mean LA would have to send some money to eat some of that contract. Would also mean Sandy would have to take on a sizable contract.  Might be worth it on Kemp, not sure about Crawford.  I think Kemp is in dire need of a change of scenery.  

joe21
joe21

Saw an article recently where he said he likes SS better, but as mentioned above, scouts don't think he has the wing for it. Sandy takes a lot of heat on this board, but he has snagged several nice pieces for parts that weren't part of the future. Don't look now, but Bucerra has been tearing the cover off the ball in Kingsport at 19. If he were to even reach the Majors, it would make Dickey trade absolute larceny.

joe21
joe21

Recently Rivera has been getting more reps at SS than Herrara. TJ might turn out to be a nice utility piece and Muno is showing similar promise for that role as well.

TheTrueStork
TheTrueStork

@Andrew Vazzano @Alvin Ashcraft I've read that many scouts don't belive that Herrera has the arm for SS.  I'd hate to see Murph go, but one area where Alderson has excelled has been in turning players at the top into very good chips.  That trade with Pittsburgh is a great case-in-point, but the Beltran and Dickey trades are also right up there. 

crafalko17
crafalko17

@Zach Goeringer @yankeehater They would only bring him up after the minor league seasons end to give him a look. It would be giving him more baseball instead of less.

joe21
joe21

Wow, that is sort of over the top for simply pointing out a clarification.

Kevin McManus
Kevin McManus

Will they trade him for someone named David Wright. I think now is the time to move Wright to LA for Pederson , Seager and that 19 yr old Mexican kid everyone has been praising

yankeehater
yankeehater

@joe21 99% of Mets fans have no idea who Bucerra even is. Good call though.

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

@TheTrueStork @Andrew Vazzano @Alvin Ashcraft He has played SS in 27 games this year at 2 levels with a fielding percentage of .972 which is pretty respectable. He isn't as experienced at short as Tejeda but as many have argued with Flores, the hitting may outweigh the defensive difference.

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

@crafalko17 @Zach Goeringer @yankeehater I just don't think that a few at bats being subbed into a game in the 7th inning is an accurate portrayal of who he is as a player. And also an unfair way to take your first major league at bats.

crafalko17
crafalko17

@yankeehater @joe21 Well when you compare him to TDA that is no suprise, he was that young 17 year old prospect with raw ability but a lot of refining. Also I'd consider the trade larceny already.