It’s a stat line made in baseball heaven. According to the B-Met roster, Dilson Herrera is the smallest Binghamton position player at 5’10” and 150 pounds. Yet, so far Herrera is a Mighty Met, an action packed baseball dynamo, swift of foot with lightning in his bat. With his 3-for-5 performance Saturday in Trenton, Herrera’s stat line since he arrived in Binghamton almost borders on the ridiculous.
Saturday’s 10-7 Binghamton win over Trenton, marked Herrera’s 33rd game as a B-Met. The second baseman’s four RBI performance raised his Double-A total to 30, or just under one RBI per game.
In 139 at bats, Herrera has amassed 48 hits, and 17 for extra bases. That gives the Colombian native a .345 batting average and a .408 on-base-percentage, which he trails only Matt Reynolds (.355 and .430), who recently was promoted to Triple A Las Vegas, for B-Mets lead. Herrera also sports an impressive team leading .554 slugging percentage.
Herrera is swift of foot, a daring baserunner capable of stretching singles into doubles and doubles into triples. Although he suffered a brief case of ‘fumbleitis’ at second base during the recent home stand, Herrera has shown excellent instincts as a defensive second baseman.
As Vic Black continues to mature in the Met bullpen and Dilson Herrera slugs the B-Mets toward back-to-back Eastern League playoff appearances, (the B-Mets are 10.5 games ahead of third place New Britain), the Marlon Byrd trade is a baseball swap that just keeps on giving.
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