Dilson Herrera Is An Action Packed Baseball Dynamo

By John Bernhardt

July 28, 2014 7 Comments

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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.

(Photo Credit: Mark Olson/MiLB.com)

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  • The-rock-man

    Gotta like this kid, 20 yrs of age. Tempting to send him to Vegas to see how he can do. I wonder how passable he is for SS? Can he man it enough to replace Reuben. Sign the newest Cuban refugee for left field and you got a heck of a 1-2 punch for getting on base.

  • David Conde

    I have seen him play and I think he can handle the position and he sure will hit better than Tejada. I would put Flores at second and Herrera at short and you would have a middle infield that will hit better than what the Mets have had in a long time. But as much as the organization is about getting these players ready, they are not about giving them a real shot to earn the position. Hope that changes soon for these young guys futures.

  • The-rock-man

    Couldn’t agree more!

  • Rob

    Doesn’t he remind you of Jimmy Wynn (the Astro’s Tot Cannon)………..

  • Rob

    toy not tot

  • Eric Raffle

    Toy Cannon II

  • Eric Raffle

    oops…Rob already got that one!