No. 1 Mets prospect Andres Gimenez is excelling for High-A St. Lucie, with a promotion to Double-A Binghamton possible before the end of the season.
The 19-year-old shortstop is hitting .279/.352/.434 with four HR, 16 doubles, three triples, and a league-leading 23 stolen bases in 62 games this season.
What makes Gimenez's line even more impressive is that he's putting up those numbers while playing in a league where he's roughly three years younger than the average player.
Viewed as a smooth-fielding shortstop who should stay at the position, Gimenez "has a smooth swing and a quick bat," wrote Greg Karam of Amazin' Avenue. "Couple that with his ability to make contact and his up-the-middle defensive prowess and there's a lot to be excited about."
Gimenez is ranked No. 74 (up from No. 83 before the season) on Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects list.