Mets Sleeper Of The Week: Daniel Muno

By Fan Shot

August 24, 2013 4 Comments

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Overview
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.

Outlook
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?