Dilson Herrera let his glove do the talking at the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday.
The New York Mets' prospect produced one of the game's best outings thanks to his defense.
In the top of the fifth inning, Herrera made a diving play at second base moving from his left to his right shortly after entering the game:
#Mets' Dilson Herrera stood out in the Triple-A All-Star Game, thanks in part to this smooth defensive play at 2B. More stars from last night's game: https://t.co/3NpxghJUg8 pic.twitter.com/5z0Bs7RJxB- MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 11, 2019
For his efforts, Herrera, 25, received notoriety from MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis, who named Herrera one of seven "standouts" following the game.
"Even when Herrera ranked among the best second-base prospects in baseball, scouts never thought much of his defense. But he made two nifty plays immediately after entering the game in the fifth inning," Callis explained, adding that Herrera's other defensive play was to his right, leading to a force out at second base.
In the Triple-A showcase, the Pacific Coast League defeated the International League, where Herrera and the Syracuse Mets reside, 9-3.
The latest news on Herrera comes on the heels of an interesting few weeks for him.
On July 3, Herrera opted out of his contract. By July 6, he was back.
Herrera later told Syracuse.com that he was "trying to find an opportunity to play in the big league, but I'm back."
Per Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Herrera only received minor-league offers as a free agent. When Herrera opted out of his deal, he ranked seventh in the IL with 17 home runs and fifth in slugging (.587).
Returning to the Mets organization again this month is Hererra's third time joining the club. In August 2013, the Mets landed Herrera via trade with the Pirates. He only saw brief playing time in the majors in 2014 and 2015 with the Mets. Then New York then traded Herrera to the Reds when the team acquired Jay Bruce in August 2016.
This past November, Herrera returned to the Mets on the minor-league contract he recently opted out of, only to once again return to the team.
In 102 career MLB games between the Mets and Reds, Herrera has 11 homes, 28 RBI and has a .203 batting average.