Mets Outfield Prospect Wuilmer Becerra Begins Throwing

By Michael Mayer

March 15, 2017 5 Comments

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New York Mets outfield prospect Wuilmer Becerra was throwing lightly today in minor league camp.

Becerra, 22, missed the end of the 2016 season because he had shoulder surgery in July. The young right fielder initially felt pain in his arm during spring training last season, but decided to play through the injury.

The injury certainly sapped power from from Becerra who hit .312/.341/.393 with 17 doubles and only one home run for the St. Lucie Mets last season. He played just 13 games in the field while being the designated hitter for a majority of his playing time.

Becerra was added to the 40-man roster this past offseason and was in major league spring camp up until earlier this week. He has gone 4 for 20 with two doubles, two walks and eight strikeouts this spring as a designated hitter.

Photo by Ed Delany from camp on Wednesday.