The Mets announced that they’ve signed infielder Dilson Herrera to a minor league contract and invited him to Major League Spring Training.
Herrera, 25 in March, was long considered one of the best prospects in the Mets organization after being acquired from the Pirates in a 2013 trade. He made his MLB debut with the organization at the age of 20 back in 2014 and saw MLB action with the Mets in 2015 as well, but a series of shoulder issues slowed his development. The Mets ultimately flipped Herrera to the Reds, alongside young lefty Max Wotell, in the trade that sent Jay Bruce to New York. Herrera spent two-plus seasons in the Cincinnati organization but appeared in just 53 games late in the 2018 campaign, posting a dismal .184/.268/.414 slash in 97 plate appearances.
Though he was a seldom-used bench piece for the Reds after his call to the big leagues, Herrera did enjoy a solid season with their Triple-A affiliate in 2018. Through 50 games and 208 plate appearances, Herrera hit .297/.367/.467 with seven homers and 10 doubles.
Good! When he first came up with the Mets, he was only 20 and seemed like he wasn’t too far from major league ready. Hopefully his injury issues are behind him and he can be a part our future infield
Dude… Herrera sucks…
better than Wotell LOL
great insight. I’m sure you’re the best on the planet at your job right? hence can say other people “suck” at theirs?
Now he’s going to be blocked when Cano comes over to the Mets.
Do you actually think that Cano can last a whole season at 2B?
Just remember the Mets are not getting young stud Robbie, they are getting old man Cano.
And with zero leadership on their team in the clubhouse, what will happen when he starts slacking off?
I guess this means they’ve moved on already from Robinson Cano…
Classic case. Padres take note.
Classic case of?
And why should the Fathers take note?
A high level prospect that sucks butt…duh
Are you effen slow? I dont mean to be insensitive to learning disabilities but my god man, what else could i have been referencing????
the potential has always been there not a bad signing
Great move- just a minor league deal.
I remember some chuckleheads on here trying to tell me this guy was a major leaguer last year. Dude is 4A at best. In the minors where he belongs.
Good trade at the time by the Mets though. Basically got Bruce for free.
never even had a shot. reds are going to regret this. they gave every non prospect 100 chances but never him. he killed aaa
He could be the next Jurickson Profar. Even very talented guys can have trouble hitting big league pitching at ages 19, 20, 21, etc.
Let’s see. Young kid with solid potential gets side tracked by injuries. Mets neither pay nor give up player to sign him. How is this a terrible move. If he doesn’t have it anymore you release him. If he still had something he can contribute off the bench perhaps. Or use him as a chip in a trade to get something Mets can use later in the season.