The Mets promoted their top prospect, 19-year-old SS Andres Gimenez, to Double-A Binghamton on Sunday.
Gimenez has been with High-A St. Lucie this season, where he has been excelling. He is sporting a .282/.348/.432 slash line with six homers, four triples, 20 doubles, and a league-leading 28 stolen bases in 86 games. At 19 years old, Gimenez was more than three years younger than the average player in the league, making these stats more impressive than they seem on the surface.
"The way Gimenez moves his body, the rhythm, the timing and the feel for the barrel, didn't come overnight," Josh Norris wrote Saturday for Baseball America. "It was forged over a decade and a half, since he was a very young boy in Venezuela. If he looks like a veteran on the field, that's because it's the truth."