Prospect Spotlight: Wuilmer Becerra Stands Tall Among Raw Prospects

By Fan Shot

September 5, 2013 No comments

When it comes to raw talent, New York Mets prospect Wuilmer Becerra fits the bill.  Included in the R.A. Dickey deal, Becerra was originally signed as an international free agent in 2011 by the Toronto Blue Jays.  The physical tools are there for this kid, its just a matter of him developing his skills to go along with them.

Mike Rosenbaum of Bleacher Report talks about his short 2012 season in a December 2012 article he wrote,

Sadly, an errant pitch from the YankeesGraham Stoneburner hit Becerra flush in the face in his 11th career game, breaking his jaw and prematurely ending his season.

This kid is tall, and at 6 feet 4 inches he is clearly going to be able to use that to his advantage as he matures.  Just by looking at him you can tell his height comes mostly from his legs.  As he develops, his long stride should benefit him in the outfield, and hopefully he’ll be able to use it to his advantage on the base paths.wuilmer-becerra_liderendeportes_crop_exact

He stands very tall in the batters box, and has a long swing.  Unfortunately in his young career he likes the upper cut, something that the he can fix and fine tune as he moves up the minor league levels.

He reminds me mostly of Carlos Gonzalez.  A very tall, lean frame with a long cut with the bat.  I don’t know if Becerra’s power will develop to CarGo level, but they very much resemble each other when it comes to physical build.

Right now his stats don’t show impressive numbers, but we have to remember how young this kid is, and how little professional ball he has played.  Like I said, he is a very raw talent right now.  Given the right guidance, and keeping patience with him, Wuilmer Becerra could be another gem from the R.A. Dickey deal.