It’s been a good and bad start for Dilson Herrera

In four games since his promotion from Double-A last Friday, 20-year-old 2B prospect Dilson Herrera has four hits for the Mets, including a home run and triple on Monday…


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He has struck out three times and walked twice in his 15 plate appearances.

However, in 35 innings in the field, he’s already been charged with two fielding and one throwing error, with costly mistakes on both Friday and Sunday.

“I’m not perfect, but I’m also going to continue to work on it and get better,” Herrera later said about his fielding.

“He’s going to be fine,” Terry Collins said. “He’s a good-looking little player. He’s got to get used to the speed of the fields here. … I think when he does, we’ll see some different results.”


miniMCavatarMatthew Cerrone: He needs to work on his fielding, but that is not news. This has been the report on him since the day he was acquired. The good news is that, at every level, he’s eventually made the adjustment. I trust this will eventually be the case with the Mets. To put it in perspective, he was 16 playing on a training field in Colombia just three and a half years ago. He’ll be fine…

I really like his swing. He’s going to hit a lot of line drives, even on pitches down in the strike zone. He doesn’t slap at the ball, but makes solid contact. It’s a short, quick swing, but he gets a lot of power from his wrists. He’s young, so he’s easily fooled right now, but it looks like he has good-enough instincts, and he has a track record of working hard, so I expect he’ll adjust sooner than later to how he’s being pitched. The Pirates were right, he’s a player, there’s no question about it.



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275 comments
Adam Colby
Adam Colby

I actually really like the kid, great swing too

D.j. Ace
D.j. Ace

Gotta cut him a break,only 20,seems to hv an idea at the plate,no clue in the field,definitely needs the instructional league but there's some potential..Let's not get crazy

Lawrence Faljean
Lawrence Faljean

Lots of potential, he is full of exciting possibilities. He is young, give him a chance!

Murphy can be replaced by anyone IMO.....of any good hitter in MLB Murphy is the last guy we need...he'd been great on the sox and Yankee teams a few years back getting on base after the big guns cleared the bases ahead of him...he's a Bangor hitter that would be great dh ing for a powerhouse team not the mets ever IMO...and he

Christian Fowler
Christian Fowler

we are not a home run hitting team, and have not been sense we had shea, stop making us a home run hitting team. we are contact now. the stadium is too big for home runs.

Lesli Cutler
Lesli Cutler

Great bat, so-so glove. He's 20. Needs more seasoning in the minors.

Bill Dappio
Bill Dappio

Put him at ss right now and move Flores to second just to see what they're working with. Then decide, "is this the shortstop of the future?"

Corey Hart
Corey Hart

Move him to short stop keep Murphy

J.k. Jung-Bae
J.k. Jung-Bae

Agreed. It's absolutely the nerves and he's hitting pretty decent for a guy who is 20 and nervous. Still like Murphy though but better to have multiple guys who can play for trading pieces

Kevin Stone
Kevin Stone

I'll give this kid credit he has alot of potential but dont think he's ready for the big league yet.

Richard Hayden
Richard Hayden

Give him time, like 2015 (at shortstop). He's the shortstop the Mets have ben waiting for.

Butch Tardona
Butch Tardona

Cyclone24 I would trade Murphy,Gee, Niese, Tejada, Niewenhuis, Montero for Giancarlo Stanton and Aldeinny Hechevaria

Angelo Castelli
Angelo Castelli

If you want to see minor leaguers play baseball, go to Brooklyn, and save some money. Other than a couple of guys, there's no major league talent on this team. Except the pitching.

Kris Kopsaftis
Kris Kopsaftis

Obviously Hirrera at ss....would be ideal in short term....but he's not the huge bat we need regardless he's more of a nice compliment at best....

Kris Kopsaftis
Kris Kopsaftis

It's good to play the young guys but you have to be patient....team is going nowhere fast and 2015 doesn't look so great right now....can't win with no bats....have to trade some pitching.. .. and hope guys r u r around fast... (wright, granderson) Murphy has been good... I'll deal with his defense if his bat is good.

Jay Diamond
Jay Diamond

His hitting is good? This appraisal is based on one game where he got a hr and 3b. Are you kidding ?? When he has 550 at bats with 180 hits, I’ll say his hitting is good. And then he’s gotta do it for another 5 years. THEN his you can say he’s a good hitter. Not after ONE big game !

Tom DiCaprio
Tom DiCaprio

He got some serious potential!!! He could either move Daniel Murphy to another position or make Murph trade bait...

Joe Foglia
Joe Foglia

Give the kid more than a week to show what he has. It's WAY to soon to give an opinion. He seems comfortable at second though, and has some pop. I would still want Murph at second, he's the only guy we have that year in and year out hits .300. I say we send Herrara to triple- A next year and bring him up when needed, or trade him if he does we'll for a proven short stop. No way this guy matches Murphy's numbers offensively

Billy Hannon
Billy Hannon

He started at SS but they moved him because he has a weak arm.  I'd be willing to try him back there with his bat.  The Mets have to keep Murphy.  Either trade Wright and move Murphy to third or move Dilson to SS.

I think many of you are underrating Herrera's bat.  His bat is not just "decent"  or "good," it can put him in all-star games as his pitch-recognition develops and he adds muscle.  This kid could very well turn in a .320 25 homer 40 double 10 triple 25 stolen base season in three years.  

I say trade Wright, get back a top hitting OF prospect and run with Herrera at 2nd and Murphy at third.

Carl Ruggiero
Carl Ruggiero

you sound like a 10 year old child really. they like to make deals like that . 10 shitty guys basically for one real good guy. would

you make that deal if you were the marlins? the marlins would hang up on you as this Tommy Scherrer comments.

Billy Hannon
Billy Hannon

He hit .340 at AA as the youngest player in the league...with power and good patience (.406 OBP).  Only two other guys have done that in the last 15-20 years (Peyton and Wright).  He hit .309 at A+ this year as well.  He has tremendous bat speed and they simplified his swing.  


Shawn M. Milburn
Shawn M. Milburn

Many things wrong with this idea... Murphy can't play SS.... Herrera is already showing he has throwing problems and SS is unlikely. If they do somehow acquire Stanton, he hits behind Wright. There are 2 things wrong with Wright, he needs shoulder surgery and a hitter behind him. Moving him to 6th doesn't help him or the team. Plus, there's no way they get a guy like Stanton without trading Wheeler or deGrom or Both. Overall, I like your idea, just needs to be tweaked.

zoddie
zoddie

@kingsword1  Murphy is at best a below average second baseman.  He'd be the worst shortstop in decades defensively.  Murphy can play 1b-3b-2b, probably in that order.  It speaks to his hard work that he can be remotely passable at 2b. 

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@kingsword1 Stanton will never, ever, ever, ever play for the Mets.  The Wilpons constructed Citi Field the way they did to discourage high priced sluggers from wanting to play there. Stanton, if he continues to produce the way he is now, will command Robinson Cano like numbers.  Can you really see the Wilpons signing someone for 10 years and $250+M.  Never happen. 

wingo43
wingo43

@kingsword1  Are you out of your mind? Dilson can't play SS.  He can barely throw from 2B.  His arm sucks.

shinjoooo
shinjoooo

@Macacawitz @kingsword1 The only thing is, Miami's park is bigger than Citi and he has no problems hitting there.  At least one fly ball out yesterday would have been a HR at Citi.


I would like to see them offer Stanton $200M for 10 years... pipe dream.. I know.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

Actually, Gary Cohen asked Keith to observe with his trained eye and give opinion on whether Wright's shoulder was bothering him. Keith originally said he couldn't really say and then said "no" even though he/Ron had a conversation previously about how sometimes you change your swing to accommodate injury and then get messed up. This by the way is Ojeda's theory. Jim Duquette said he believes it as well but adds that a shoulder injury could cause weakness and stiffness until completely healed. Last part jives with what Ryan Zimmerman and Kolton Wong said about trying to hit with shoulder injuries. Pitchers usually also describe same. Not sure about surgery or how much it really hurts now vs it not being fully functional. Plenty of people, baseball players included, get stiff necks especially from flying. 4 other players not including Black got them on last road trip. DW tried to play through his and made it a little worse. Doubt that's anything but who knows!

metjetnet
metjetnet

@kingsword1 @wingo43

What are you smoking?

Murph is a liability everywhere on the field. He & Tueffel have worked their brains out making Murph Not Suck at 2B. Now, YOU'RE gonna put this stone-handed wonder at the Most Important Position on the FIELD?? OKKKKKKKK…

Then, you're gonna hood wink the Marlins into relinquishing the greatest power hitter in the game -- just getting close to his prime, mind you -- for 3 guys who are scrubs at best, a young guy with a ton of potential who will never be close in his life to what Stanton is now, along with possibly a decent pitching prospect. 

Now THAT package HAS to have the Marlins salivating…