Mets Sleeper Of The Week: Daniel Muno

By Fan Shot

August 24, 2013 4 Comments

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Daniel Muno is a middle infielder who went to Fresno State. He was drafted in the eighth round of the 2011 MLB Draft. Danny started his playing career in Brooklyn where he hit .355, stroked two home runs, drove in 24 RBIs, and stole nine bases.

In High-A at Port St. Lucie, Muno hit .280 with nine home runs, 66 RBIs, and stole 19 bases. That season was cut short when he received a 50 game suspension for testing positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs. That is what caused him to fall off the prospect map.

This year
While at AA Binghamton, Muno started off the season really poor. In April, he
hit .221, followed by hitting .179 in May. Then he got hot; from June to August, Muno
hit .299 with a eight home runs, 41 RBIs and eight stolen bases. He also earned Eastern League Player of the Week honors. That got his season total to a batting average of .255 with nine home runs and 66 RBIs with 15 stolen bases.

Muno’s prospect status was on life support before he reported to Binghamton; he was quickly becoming a forgotten man in Mets nation. Once June came around, he fought his way back and is starting to have people once again take notice. For most of this season, he has been playing second base. The numbers he has been putting up offensively would make him a good candidate to fight Murphy and Flores for playing time in the big leagues. The huge question mark is: with his offensive production, does he have enough range to play shortstop? If he does, then he can easily be recognized as a top-15 prospect again this year. The lack of shortstop depth in the upper minors could give him a clear path to the major leagues next year. I sure hope he can, what is your opinion Mets nation… can Danny Muno be our shortstop of the future?

  • B-Met Fan

    Muno is well suited at second base, but shortstop really isn’t an option. He’s a solid, gritty, second baseman and a tough out at the plate. Muno has some power an hits in the clutch. He’s third in RBI’s for the B-mets.

  • Dave in Spain

    With most of us not having seen Muno, how can we answer that question? What do the scouts say? How many games has he played at SS vs 2B? If you like numbers, what is his range factor, or DRS, vs other SSs in the Eastern League?

  • Patrick

    Dave great questions, how can I find the DRS???

  • joe castiglione

    Danny Muno, What this kid is doing is insane If you want a switch hitting leadoff man with real plate discipline, he’s your guy. He’s second in the Eastern League (arguably the best minor league) in walks and has 70 RBI’s and 9 HR’s……70 RBI’s from a leadoff man, who does that ? . His range is good enough to play anywhere in this infield. This guy is a throw back and deserves a chance to go up when the roster expands,