Mets 20-year-old infielder Dilson Herrera is the fourth-best second base prospect in baseball (MLB.com, Jan. 26).
"Herrera has always shown a knack for hitting, with a balanced swing and an ability to make consistent hard contact to all fields," writes MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo. "He has played both shortstop and second in the past, but his defensive tools, from his arm to his actions, will work much better on the right side of the infield."
Hererra hit .220 with three HR and 11 RBI in 18 games for the Mets in 2014.
January 16, 2015, 11:20 am
In three years, Herrera will be an All-Star second baseman, ESPN.com's Buster Olney told the audience at Pitch Talks earlier this week in New York.
"I can tell you, having talked with people on other teams, they think Herrera is a legitimate, big-time player," Olney said. "Daniel Murphy is just holding down his spot."
Herrera was acquired in 2013 with Vic Black from the Pirates for John Buck and Marlon Byrd.
“He’s got an excellent future for us,” Sandy Alderson told SNY at the end of last year.