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.”
Matthew 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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