Minors: Bronx-born Rivera continues to hit in Mets minors

25-year-old Mets infield prospect T.J. Rivera is batting .338 with a .379 OBP, five HR, 26 doubles and 69 RBI in 104 games between Single- and Double-A this season.

“I think, as I started playing pro ball, the mental game has really kicked in for me and I think that’s what has kept me the strongest,” Rivera recently told SNY.TV’s Robert Brender. “I really try to go up there and have a good at-bat and I think that’s helped me.”

Rivera, who was born in the Bronx, and grew up a Yankees fan, signed with the Mets as an un-drafted free agent in 2011 >> Read more of Brender’s Q&A with Rivera at SNY.TV’s Mets Minors