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Birth Date3-3-1994
Height5' 10"
Weight210 lbs
Age25 years, 2 months, 16 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2014 NYN 20 18 66 13 0 1 3 7 17 0 0 0 .220 .303 .407 89 -0.7 -0.9 -0.1 0.0
2015 NYN 21 31 103 19 3 1 3 11 23 2 2 0 .211 .311 .367 95 -0.3 0.2 2.1 0.5
2018 CIN 24 53 97 16 5 0 5 8 39 2 0 0 .184 .268 .414 74 -2.7 -0.6 -1.1 -0.2
Career1022664882112679420.203.293.39486-3.7-1.40.90.3

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2011 VIT Rk VSL 65 260 .265 .350 .373 .364 99 16.8 8.2 0.7 145 0 4.7 0.9 8.0 2.1
2012 SCO A- NYP 7 29 .261 .337 .363 .381 98 2.1 0.8 -0.2 111 0 0.6 1.3 -0.3 0.2
2012 COL int WBQ 3 6 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 PIR Rk GCL 53 227 .247 .316 .348 .325 97 7.4 7.0 -0.3 115 0 2.7 4.6 -5.4 0.8
2013 SAV A SAL 7 24 .246 .334 .370 .429 81 2.5 0.7 -0.1 117 0 -0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.1
2013 WVA A SAL 109 479 .252 .321 .370 .328 87 20.1 13.3 -1 114 0 4.7 -0.1 -4.2 1.3
2014 NYN MLB NL 18 66 .248 .311 .376 .256 95 -0.5 1.7 -0.1 89 15 -0.1 -0.9 -0.7 0.0
2014 SLU A+ FSL 67 309 .258 .322 .369 .353 104 3.6 9.1 0.4 119 0 -2.1 0.3 0.7 0.8
2014 BIN AA EAS 61 278 .261 .325 .395 .389 106 19.9 7.6 0.1 164 0 -2.8 0.9 15.2 2.2
2015 NYN MLB NL 31 103 .259 .318 .413 .250 85 0.5 2.8 -0.1 95 14 2.1 0.2 -0.3 0.5
2015 SLU A+ FSL 3 11 .234 .304 .291 .625 94 1.2 0.3 0 145 0 -0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.0
2015 LVG AAA PCL 81 364 .281 .344 .430 .369 114 12.3 10.1 -0.5 130 0 2.0 2.7 5.0 2.0
2016 LOU AAA INT 24 80 .262 .325 .384 .306 99 4 2.2 -0.3 115 0 -0.1 0.1 0.4 0.2
2016 LVG AAA PCL 86 389 .275 .340 .418 .313 113 2.3 10.9 -0.8 97 0 -4.7 0.5 -6.7 -0.1
2017 LOU AAA INT 68 265 .265 .330 .409 .322 103 -0.6 7.8 -0.9 90 0 1.0 -1.7 -6.3 0.0
2018 CIN MLB NL 53 97 .243 .318 .394 .256 100 -2.3 2.7 -0.2 74 14 -1.1 -0.6 -2.7 -0.2
2018 DAY A+ FSL 21 92 .257 .332 .371 .365 105 1.3 2.6 -0.2 118 0 3.1 1.0 -0.2 0.7
2018 LOU AAA INT 50 208 .260 .323 .401 .372 94 7 6.1 -0.3 137 0 2.4 -2.8 5.9 1.1
2018 LIC Wnt DWL 14 53 .211 .297 .347 .222 100 -1.4 0.7 -0.1 92 1 0.0 -0.6 0.7 0.1
2019 SYR AAA INT 33 114 .259 .348 .451 .339 93 6.4 3.3 0 0 0 0.1 0.7 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2011 VIT Rk VSL 260 214 42 66 19 5 2 101 27 32 40 16 8 .308 .413 .472 .164 4 1
2012 COL int WBQ 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .000 0 0
2012 PIR Rk GCL 227 199 41 56 11 4 7 96 27 18 41 11 4 .281 .341 .482 .201 0 10
2012 SCO A- NYP 29 28 7 9 1 1 1 15 2 1 6 1 0 .321 .345 .536 .214 0 0
2013 SAV A SAL 24 19 6 6 0 0 0 6 4 3 6 3 0 .316 .417 .316 .000 1 0
2013 WVA A SAL 479 423 69 112 27 3 11 178 56 37 110 11 6 .265 .330 .421 .156 6 6
2014 SLU A+ FSL 309 283 48 87 16 2 3 116 23 18 44 14 3 .307 .355 .410 .102 2
2014 BIN AA EAS 278 241 50 82 17 3 10 135 48 29 52 9 4 .340 .406 .560 .220 6
2014 NYN MLB NL 66 59 6 13 0 1 3 24 11 7 17 0 0 .220 .303 .407 .186 0
2015 SLU A+ FSL 11 11 1 5 2 0 0 7 0 0 3 0 0 .455 .455 .636 .182 0 0
2015 NYN MLB NL 103 90 7 19 3 1 3 33 6 11 23 2 0 .211 .311 .367 .156 0 0
2015 LVG AAA PCL 364 327 68 107 23 2 11 167 50 28 59 13 9 .327 .382 .511 .183 3 3
2016 LVG AAA PCL 389 359 61 99 24 2 13 166 55 27 72 6 7 .276 .327 .462 .187 1 1
2016 LOU AAA INT 80 64 10 17 0 2 2 27 9 11 15 1 2 .266 .372 .422 .156 2 2
2017 LOU AAA INT 265 239 31 63 9 1 7 95 42 15 61 2 4 .264 .312 .397 .134 3 4
2018 CIN MLB NL 97 87 11 16 5 0 5 36 11 8 39 0 0 .184 .268 .414 .230 0 0
2018 DAY A+ FSL 92 84 18 25 3 1 2 36 8 7 19 1 1 .298 .359 .429 .131 0 0
2018 LIC Wnt DWL 53 46 6 9 1 0 1 13 2 5 9 0 1 .196 .302 .283 .087 0 0
2018 LOU AAA INT 208 185 23 55 10 0 7 86 27 19 50 0 1 .297 .367 .465 .168 1 1
2019 SYR AAA INT 114 100 16 27 8 0 7 56 19 9 34 8 2 .270 .360 .560 .290 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2014 249 0.5020 0.4418 0.7818 0.6000 0.2823 0.8933 0.5429 0.2182 -0.0007
2015 414 0.5362 0.4155 0.7965 0.6216 0.1771 0.8478 0.5882 0.2035 -0.0020
2018 417 0.4916 0.4580 0.6178 0.6390 0.2830 0.7023 0.4333 0.3822 0.0000
Career10800.51110.43800.72410.62330.24220.80210.51790.2759-0.0009

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-21 2014-09-29 DTD 8 7 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -

Compensation

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Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 34 dMagnus Sports1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 11/29/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/18. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 3/13/18. Contract selected by Cincinnati 7/6/18. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 11/2/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16. Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from NY Mets 8/1/16 (Jay Bruce deal).
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by NY Mets 8/29/14.
  • Acquired by NY Mets in trade from Pittsburgh 8/27/13.
  • Signed by Pittsburgh 7/29/10 as a free agent from Colombia.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 379 46 87 11 2 13 46 31 94 3 3 .256 .324 .415 97 12.1 2B 0, 3B 3 1.6
80o 361 42 78 10 1 12 42 28 91 3 3 .241 .307 .389 89 7.2 2B 0, 3B 3 1.1
70o 347 39 73 10 1 11 39 26 89 3 3 .233 .299 .377 84 3.9 2B 0, 3B 3 0.7
60o 336 37 69 9 1 11 37 25 88 2 3 .227 .290 .372 79 1.3 2B 0, 3B 3 0.4
50o 325 35 65 9 1 10 35 23 86 2 2 .220 .282 .359 75 -0.9 2B 0, 3B 3 0.2
40o 314 32 60 8 1 9 33 22 84 2 2 .210 .272 .339 71 -3.1 2B 0, 3B 3 -0.1
30o 303 30 57 7 1 9 31 20 82 2 2 .207 .266 .337 66 -5.2 2B 0, 3B 3 -0.3
20o 289 28 52 7 1 8 29 19 79 2 2 .196 .256 .321 61 -7.4 2B 0, 3B 2 -0.6
10o 271 25 46 6 1 7 26 17 76 2 2 .185 .241 .301 53 -10.2 2B 0, 3B 2 -0.9
Weighted Mean3283566911036248622.221.284.35976-0.32B 0, 3B 30.2

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-01-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any reason to hold onto a guy like Dilson Herrera in a 16 team league with 300 minors deep?
(Fighting Moose from Manitoba)
That's more a Craig question, but you should be able to find more upside if nothing else. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-02-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on value of guys affected by Phillips deal? (Peraza, Dilson, Jace, possibly Adonis) for NL only perspective
(DB from Pgh)
Jace Peterson and Adonis Garcia get hurt due to diminished playing time. Peraza gets a bump up, not sure Dilson Herrera is impacted much. Dilson Herrera still probably won't be an everyday player without at least one more deal or injury, but he's closer to an everyday spot, I guess. (Scooter Hotz)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many AB's do you predict for Reds Peraza and Dilson Herrera?
(Bobby from NJ)
How many do you predict for Brandon Phillips? They split the rest more or less. It isn't an easy decision, I get it, but Reds probably need to move on and evaluate what they have here. I still like Herrera, FWIW. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-07 19:00:00 (link to chat)Better chance of HOF- Jay Bruce or Dilson Herrera?
(Weston from Orange Plains)
Bruce and it's not even close. Dude has 237 homers at age 29, and while I don't love what he is right now -- he might even just be done -- there's a realistic path to 500 homers there. Dilson Herrera does not have that realistic a path to career milestones. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does it seem like the Reds did better in the Bruce trade because of the medical issue? Isn't Dilson Herrera > Brandon Nimmo + Chris Flexen?
(John from NJ)
So I have heard three different stories on who actually failed a medical in the deal. The only stuff I have seem officially reported was Nimmo and Wotell were in the deal, and then it was Herrera/Wotell. Read into that what you will. Personally, yeah I would prefer Herrera to Nimmo, but there isn't a huge difference, and Herrera being limited to 2B could be an issue for some teams (Mets included apparently). (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Dilson Herrera ? Did you like the trade for the Reds ?
(Drew from Cincy)
I thought they did fine. I don't think Herrera is an everyday player, but I think there's enough here for him to be a nifty utility player that can help you with the bat and not kill you with the glove. Max Wottell was the better prospect in that trade, in my opinion, but Herrera was a fine get, too. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do the Mets have in Brandon Nimmo? Will he retire with more WAR than Dilson Herrera?
(Lily from AL)
I think they have a fifth outfielder. My guess is that the team starts 2017 with an outfield corps of one of Bruce or Cespedes (likely Bruce), Granderson, Conforto, Lagares, and Nimmo. He'll be a nice fifth outfielder with some pop and patience, but not a starter. And no, I'm a Herrera backer. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-08-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Am I the only one who thinks the Reds got fleeced? In all reality, Herrera will never be as good as Bruce is now, plus Bruce comes with 1.5 years of team control and a (probable?) QO. Feel like the reds should've gotten more--what are your thoughts about this
(Homer from Natti)
Bruce's defense drags his overall value down a bit, but all in all, eh, yeah, I kinda thought that the Reds would get more for him. It's possible that they like Dilson Herrera more than most, and that weighed into their evaluation. I don't necessarily think Herrera is going to be *bad*, but I don't know if he's gonna be all that great either. We'll see. Bruce also has that injury history, and he really cratered for a while. (Nicolas Stellini)
2016-07-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Seems ridiculous to say about a 22 year old, but has the Dilson Herrera ship at least partially sailed? If they don't think enough of him to find some creative way to try things this year, then this has to say something about their long-term plans. His strikeout/walk numbers do seem like a concern and maybe he just doesn't have the eye or the patience to make even some marginal adjustments?
(JT from NYC)
The Mets certainly seem to be acting like he's not an immediate source of help. His bat isn't exactly forcing the issue either. That being said, there isn't an absolute need for him in the majors right this instance. Reyes isn't hitting a ton but Herrera's primary position is at 2B, where they have Neil Walker, Kelly Johnson, and Wilmer Flores playing some serious heroball off the bench. (Nicolas Stellini)
2016-08-01 16:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Dilson Herrera the starting 2B for the Reds in 2017?
(Rick from Chicago)
Perhaps in the second half. He slipped this year and while he has long term value he isn't someone the Reds should rush up to the majors. (Mike Gianella)
2016-06-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)A little surprised Mets haven't called up Dilson Herrera. Where would he be on prospect lists if he were still eligible and what kind of big leaguer do you think he'll be? Thanks a lot, NS.
(Greg from Albany)
I'd be shocked if he isn't back up in a little while. Herrera will probably never be a star talent or anything, but more of a quietly-getting-the-job-done-pretty-well type. He'd probably be a top-40 guy on the list because of his ability to be easily plugged into a lineup and all that. It's easy to forget that he's only 22. (Nicolas Stellini)
2016-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of future can you see for Dilson Herrera, at this point? Lousy start and very roadblocked at 2B.
(Jon from LES)
Herrera smashed AAA last year, and I have a feeling second base will be clear in 2017. I'm still a believer, though you'd be forgiven if you thought the Mets didn't buy in quite as much. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Dilson Herrera?
(Corey from Alabama )
I think he'll benefit from the Mets having stolen Neil Walker from Pittsburgh. That extra year to either develop in the minors or ease his way into the lineup will do him good. (Michael Baumann)
2016-03-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the injury to Jhonny Peralta, what options do the Cardinals have? What do you think of the in-house options, Greg Garcia and Aledmys Diaz? Any SS available out there for trade?
(Zonk from Chi-Town)
Synergy! The best option might be the one floated by Dave Cameron at FanGraphs already: Erick Aybar. With Ozzie Albies already the talk of Braves camp, I could certainly see the Braves making this move, and Aybar feels like a very Cardinals ballplayer. I am not all in on Garcia or Diaz, and Gyorko at shortstop is cringe-inducing. They should make a move. They're not very exciting options, but I think the Cards could give the Mets a call about one of Wilmer Flores, Matt Reynolds, or Dilson Herrera. Or maybe Arizona for Chris Owings or Nick Ahmed. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)I picked up the following $1 players in a 10 NL only last night. Drury, Goeddel, Dilson Herrera, Owings, Chase Andersen, and Jorge Lopez? Any major scores here?
(Chris from Baltimore)
Mayyybe Drury? (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Was Dilson Herrera eligible for this list? If so, I'm surprised he wasn't viewed as a top 50 prospect.
(Joe from Queens)
Nope, too many big league at-bats. (Jeff Moore)
2015-04-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Dilson Herrera has been sizzling in AAA Vegas hitting almost .400. Has anyone's opinion of his upside changed? Can he be an all-star caliber second basemen?
(agetting from Queens)
I don't think anyone has changed their opinion on him based on the first few weeks. I'm sure there are people who think he is an all-star caliber 2B but I think he'll be a role 5; ML regular type player. Still very valuable. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for the chat, Jordan! Please rank the following middle infield prospects by their offensive potential: Daniel Robertson, Tim Anderson, Dilson Herrera, Trea Turner, Alen Hanson, and Franklin Barreto.
(Dennis from LA)
A lot of these guys are really, really close. Man. Anderson, Robertson, Barreto, Herrera, Turner, Hanson, but the middle few guys are definitely in the same tier. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)No contest on the defensive side, but higher offensive upside: Dilson Herrera or Francisco Lindor?
(Walt from Jersey)
The sum of Lindor's offensive parts -- ability to hit for average, likely on-base skills, decent pop, and good base stealing ability -- give him the edge for me. Herrera doesn't have as broad a skill set, and thus less margin for error. (Mark Anderson)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Given the potential horror show Flores could be at SS, should the Mets consider starting Dilson Herrera, instead?
(Mike from Nassau)
I think they'd be better off going a third direction (not that I know what that is), but Herrera isn't going to be the answer at shortstop either. If the club believes in Flores' bat, then they might as well give him a shot and see if he can adjust to the defensive requirements of the position, at least if his bat comes along as hoped. (Mark Anderson)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)I'm writing this in advance assuming Dilson Herrera misses your Top 100 list. Care to profile him here and give your expectations?
(Peter from NY)
He actually comfortably made it at number 82. (Top 101 Chat)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dilson Herrera or Alen Hanson?
(Stephen from Baltimore)
Herrera; I like the probability slightly more. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-10-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)You've seen a lot of Dilson Herrera, both toward the beginning of the year and as he's made adjustments during its course. The swing isn't orthodox but at this point it clearly works. To what degree is Herrera's lack of quick-twitch athleticism going to limit his upside going forward? Some people have casually compared him to Dustin Pedroia back when Pedroia was similarly valued as a minor league player, but it seems to me that the latter guy (even back then) had much better athleticism in the batter's box. I'm still not convinced Herrera is even a league-average second baseman (although one more good year should win me over). Your thoughts?
(JD from New York)
Herrera was one of the most interesting prospects I saw this season because of the improvement he made from March to September. I saw him in spring training and noted that he was a good athlete still learning how to play baseball. I actually like his athleticism very much. His swing had issues though. I saw him early in the season and it was better but still inconsistent, though he was barreling the ball up pretty well. The next time St. Lucie came to town a few months later, the swing was much more refined and consistent and he hit everything in sight hard. Obviously, he kept getting better, torched Double-A and made it to the majors. If he continues to make improvements, he can be an everyday second baseman. If not, I think he falls into a utility role (I think he'd make a solid outfielder). I'm not convinced that he's an everyday 2B either, but I'm a lot closer to being convinced of it than I was this time last year. Another solid month or two in Triple-A will do it for me. I think he's earned shot to prove he can't do it, at the very least. (Jeff Moore)
2014-09-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Neither New York team (I am not partial to one over the other) has a clear path to return to relevance. The Mets have superb young pitching, but lack any depth of hitting talent- after Duda and Murphy, what is there? As for the Yankees, I can't see them as anything other than Oakland-East, in the absence of any upcoming talent. Where is the Jeter in this system? What do you suggest?
(BeplerP from New York, NY)
I can't remember who said this, it may have been Ben Lindbergh, but the Yankees have a fairly simple path to returning to relevance: sign all of the good players. I think Hanley Ramirez is Bronx-bound this offseason, as is one of the better starting pitchers on the market. They'll need more from Brian McCann than they got this year, but a turnaround doesn't seem THAT unlikely. Provided Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda stay healthy in 2015, they'll contend.

As for the Mets, it all comes down to how much they want to spend on free agents. David Wright should bounce back, and I like Dilson Herrera a lot. If Matt Harvey comes back healthy, there's a lot to like here, too. (Daniel Rathman)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Dilson Herrera's breakout this year for real?
(Mark from Queens)
Depends on your definition of real. He's always been a 2nd division starter at 2nd for me, and if you think that's "real" I'm happy enough to agree with you (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)You've given us multiple snapshots of Dilson Herrera over the course of the season. One thing I haven't read much about, though, is whether the Mets are still experimenting with him at shortstop. I don't see that working thanks to the arm, but would be interested in reading your take.
(Jonathan from New York)
He's played a little bit of SS in Double-A, so I guess the experiment isn't over, but it should be. He's not a shortstop, but he could be a good second baseman defensively. He's a great athlete. He could play SS in a pinch (he'd be better than Wilmer Flores there), but he's overmatched there. The only reason he should still be playing SS is if he ends up in a utility profile rather than an everyday player, which is a possibility, so in that regard, it's not the worst idea to work him out there from time to time. He's not an everyday shortstop though. (Jeff Moore)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Any consideration for Dilson Herrera? If this was a top 100 would he be on it?
(mustard pickle from condiment land)
Maybe on the 101, but he wasn't in consideration for the 101. Not sold on the profile yet. He has bat speed but he's loose with his approach and I don't love his skills in the field. He's a legit athlete and can already bring the bat into game action, so I can see a major league regular. I don't see a higher ceiling than that based on my limited looks and outside reports. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)What's the material difference between Arismendy Alcantara and Dilson Herrera? Their profiles and body types seem similar. Their production is reasonably similar. Alcantara seems to have a bit more pop, but Herrera is 2 1/2 years younger and playing only 1 level lower.
(billshiers from New York)
I think Alcantara has more skills (tool utility) and a better profile and versatility on defense. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)You've mentioned on twitter how impressed you've been with Dilson Herrera - has he improved his stock in your eyes? What's his ultimate ceiling?
(Gregory from Flushing)
Yeah, he has improved himself. I saw him early this spring, then about five times in April. At the time he looked like a utility guy. I just saw him for about 10 more at-bats last week and the swing was much shorter and to the ball. He may still not be an everyday player, but he's got a better shot than I initial thought. He's heading in the right direction and could be a nice second baseman. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Dilson Herrera? Seems to be doing pretty well for one of the youngest players in the FSL.
(Greg from NYC)
I like him, but he's still more of an athlete than a baseball player. Swing path can get loopy but he has good bat speed. Solidly built. Does not have soft hands in the infield and is limited to second base. Could play the outfield with his athleticism. I like him, I'm just not sure how or where he fits in. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dilson Herrera. What's his approach like? He seems to have a bit of pop and decent contact skills. How much improvement must he show to be a 1st division regular?
(AMetsGuy from NYC)
I'll take a Mets question because I made fun of them on Twitter yesterday, something which I do a lot.

I like Herrera. I've seen him three times this year already. He's a plus athlete and well-built for a smaller guy. He does have some bat speed which, when put with his strength, does give him some pop for a short guy. He has the ability to be a good hitter, but he's inconsistent when it comes to barreling up the balls. I've seen him hit a number of balls hard in a row in games, and I've also seen him take a terrible round of BP and pop up way too much. It's a work in progress, but I like the player. He's more of a 2B than a shortstop and could easily play the outfield as well, and could probably handle center field adequately. Very interesting player. There's something there, but I'm not sure we know what yet.

If he was a high school football recruit, he'd be listed under "Athlete" for his position. (Jeff Moore)
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can you tell me about Dilson Herrera, who apparently is the prospect the Mets will get from the Bucs for Byrd/Buck?
(Jonny from L.A.)
sorry, don't know about him (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Bret, I play in a fairly deep competitive keeper league 16 team with a 20 man minor system. I am always looking for the edge in future top prospects as they carry quite the value in mid season trades etc. In 2011 I was able to grab a pre breakout Taveras and Bogaerts, since that year I am always looking for prospects who look to really make that jump from back end or outside the top 100 to future top 30 stud. I was wondering if you had some names to watch in A and Low A, that could make these leaps, particularly position players. Alen Hanson and Polanco are already picked up, Adalberto Mondesi is spoken for as well, trying to stay ahead of my competition.
(Brandon from Toronto)
If you want a few off the radar names, how about Zach Eflin and Dilson Herrera. And if you don't need to dig quite that deep, check out Dorssys Paulino, Blake Snell, Jeimer Candelario and Joe Ross. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)True or False, Dilson Herrera will be among the top MI prospects by end of year? Offensively, where would you rank him right now?
(CalMcEwen from New Britain)
False. I think he could take a big step forward, but even with a big step I wouldn't put him in the top tier with guys like Baez, Russell, Bogaerts, and Correa. (Jason Parks)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Anyone in the Pirate organization able to make a leap this year similar to Polanco and Hanson in 2012?
(jsdspud from my desk)
Maybe a guy like Dilson Herrera. From BP write-up: " You can make a case that Herrera already belongs in the Top 10, after an impressive stateside debut in the Gulf Coast League. The 18-year-old Colombian has a very impressive hit tool and more power potential than people realize (plus), and despite his right-side-of-the-infield profile, some scouts are high enough on the offensive potential to suggest he has a first-division future if everything clicks." (Jason Parks)


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