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Dilson Herrera 2B  

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 20)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
2 .238 0 0 0 0 .245 0.0
Birth Date3-3-1994
Height5' 10"
Weight150 lbs
Age20 years, 7 months, 19 days
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 NYN 20 18 66 59 6 13 0 1 3 24 7 17 0 0 0 11 0 0 .220 .303 .407 .255 0.2 0.1 0.0
Career186659613013247170001100.220.303.407.2550.20.10.0

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 VIT Rk 65 260 .315 .265 .350 .373 .269 .364 99 16.9 8.2 0.7 5.0 0.9 26.2 3.0 26.2 3.0
2012 SCO A- 7 29 .328 .261 .337 .363 .280 .381 98 2.1 0.8 -0.2 1.0 1.3 3.4 0.5 3.4 0.5
2012 COL int 3 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 PIR Rk 53 227 .286 .247 .316 .348 .251 .325 98 6.8 7.0 -0.3 1.4 4.6 19.6 2.0 19.6 2.0
2013 SAV A 7 24 .350 .246 .334 .370 .267 .429 85 2.3 0.7 -0.1 -0.4 0.2 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2013 WVA A 109 479 .294 .252 .321 .370 .270 .328 92 16.9 13.3 -1 5.5 -0.1 28.5 3.6 28.5 3.6
2014 NYN MLB 18 66 .255 .248 .311 .376 .257 .256 93 -0.3 1.7 -0.1 0.1 -0.9 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2014 SLU A+ 67 309 .272 .258 .322 .369 .254 .353 103 4.2 9.0 0.4 -0.4 0.2 12.3 1.2 12.3 1.2
2014 BIN AA 61 278 .333 .261 .325 .395 .263 .389 104 21 7.6 0.1 -0.9 0.9 27.9 2.9 27.9 2.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 VIT Rk 260 42 66 19 5 2 27 32 40 16 8 .308 .413 .472 .164 .315 26.2 5.0 3.0
2012 PIR Rk 227 41 56 11 4 7 27 18 41 11 4 .281 .341 .482 .201 .286 19.6 1.4 2.0
2012 SCO A- 29 7 9 1 1 1 2 1 6 1 0 .321 .345 .536 .214 .328 3.4 1.0 0.5
2012 COL int 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SAV A 24 6 6 0 0 0 4 3 6 3 0 .316 .417 .316 .000 .350 3.3 -0.4 0.3
2013 WVA A 479 69 112 27 3 11 56 37 110 11 6 .265 .330 .421 .156 .294 28.5 5.5 3.6
2014 BIN AA 278 50 82 17 3 10 48 29 52 9 4 .340 .406 .560 .220 .333 27.9 -0.9 2.9
2014 SLU A+ 309 48 87 16 2 3 23 18 44 14 3 .307 .355 .410 .102 .272 12.3 -0.4 1.2
2014 NYN MLB 66 6 13 0 1 3 11 7 17 0 0 .220 .303 .407 .186 .255 0.2 0.1 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 251 0.5219 0.4422 0.7838 0.6183 0.2500 0.8765 0.5333 0.2162
Career2510.52190.44220.78380.61830.250.87650.53330.2162

Injury History

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

Year Team Salary
2014 NYN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 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.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 522 59 123 22 2 14 56 33 137 10 5 .259 .307 .401 .265 17.4 2B 4, 3B 1 2.4
80o 497 53 110 20 2 12 51 30 134 9 4 .242 .289 .376 .249 9.1 2B 4, 3B 1 1.5
70o 479 50 101 18 2 11 47 27 131 8 4 .231 .276 .357 .238 3.6 2B 4, 3B 1 0.9
60o 464 46 93 17 1 10 44 26 129 8 4 .221 .265 .341 .228 -0.8 2B 4, 3B 1 0.4
50o 450 43 87 16 1 10 41 24 127 7 3 .211 .254 .327 .219 -4.7 2B 3, 3B 1 -0.1
40o 436 41 81 15 1 9 39 22 125 7 3 .202 .244 .312 .210 -8.3 2B 3, 3B 1 -0.5
30o 421 38 74 13 1 8 36 20 122 6 3 .192 .232 .297 .200 -12.0 2B 3, 3B 1 -0.9
20o 403 34 67 12 1 7 33 18 119 6 3 .181 .219 .279 .189 -15.8 2B 3, 3B 1 -1.3
10o 378 30 57 10 1 6 29 16 115 5 2 .165 .201 .254 .173 -20.6 2B 3, 3B 1 -1.9
Weighted Mean457459016110432512884.216.260.335.224-2.72B 3, 3B 10.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201521250275110162614674.224.275.356.2310.1-1.0-0.21.314.9-17.02.3
20162226628529162618735.218.276.336.227-0.1-3.6-0.21.314.9-19.72.4
2017236276812924216663816611.227.279.360.2340.81.8-0.42.914.9-15.65.7
2018246136612325215634016511.222.279.356.2320.60.4-0.42.614.9-16.85.6
2019256236512624214613817111.221.275.343.2270.3-2.6-0.42.514.9-19.65.7
2020266376913726213634519912.238.298.357.2401.25.1-0.62.414.9-11.65.8
2021276347413727217715014812.243.309.389.2542.013.0-0.62.214.9-3.55.8
2022286197413827218714814311.248.313.401.2592.315.5-0.81.914.9-0.65.6
2023296327413626217715015010.241.307.387.2521.911.3-1.01.814.9-4.55.8

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
out of baseball4.98.416.72.624.9

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Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 91 Angelo Gumbs 2013 .000 DNP
2 91 Gioskar Amaya 2013 .000 DNP
3 90 Brett Lawrie 2010 .000 DNP
4 86 Chris Bostick 2013 .000 DNP
5 86 John Tolisano 2009 .000 DNP
6 85 Sean Coyle 2012 .000 DNP
7 83 Delino DeShields 2013 .000 DNP
8 83 Adrian Cardenas 2008 .000 DNP
9 83 Nick Noonan 2009 .000 DNP
10 82 Bobby Borchering 2011 .000 DNP
11 82 Eugenio Suarez 2012 .000 DNP
12 82 Jonathan Schoop 2012 .000 DNP
13 82 Robel Garcia 2013 .000 DNP
14 82 Jefry Marte 2011 .000 DNP
15 81 Trevor Story 2013 .000 DNP
16 81 Jake Smolinski 2009 .000 DNP
17 81 Nick Castellanos 2012 .000 DNP
18 81 Nick Franklin 2011 .000 DNP
19 81 Alen Hanson 2013 .000 DNP
20 81 Tyler Austin 2012 .000 DNP
21 81 Heiker Meneses 2012 .000 DNP
22 81 Jonathan Galvez 2011 .000 DNP
23 80 Gerson Montilla 2010 .000 DNP
24 80 Maikel Franco 2013 .000 DNP
25 80 Gilbert Gomez 2012 .000 DNP
26 80 Luigi Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
27 80 Aderlin Rodriguez 2012 .000 DNP
28 80 Edinson Rincon 2011 .000 DNP
29 80 Jose Ramirez 2013 .338
30 80 Christian Yelich 2012 .000 DNP
31 80 Eddie Rosario 2012 .000 DNP
32 80 Matt Davidson 2011 .000 DNP
33 79 Carlos Sanchez 2012 .000 DNP
34 79 Matthew Sweeney 2008 .000 DNP
35 79 Billy Rowell 2009 .000 DNP
36 79 Cheslor Cuthbert 2013 .000 DNP
37 79 Luis Sumoza 2009 .000 DNP
38 79 Mike Moustakas 2009 .000 DNP
39 79 Jonathan Garcia 2012 .000 DNP
40 79 Edward Salcedo 2012 .000 DNP
41 79 Tim Beckham 2010 .000 DNP
42 79 Caleb Gindl 2009 .000 DNP
43 78 Matt Dominguez 2010 .000 DNP
44 78 Yamaico Navarro 2008 .000 DNP
45 78 Jake Hager 2013 .000 DNP
46 78 Jorge Bonifacio 2013 .000 DNP
47 78 Breyvic Valera 2013 .000 DNP
48 78 Teoscar Hernandez 2013 .000 DNP
49 78 Abner Abreu 2010 .000 DNP
50 78 Jean Segura 2010 .000 DNP
51 78 Jorge Martinez 2013 .000 DNP
52 78 Mookie Betts 2013 .000 DNP
53 78 Adrian Sanchez 2011 .000 DNP
54 78 Gabriel Quintana 2013 .000 DNP
55 78 Fernando Martinez 2009 .214
56 78 Ronny Rodriguez 2012 .000 DNP
57 78 Andrew McCutchen 2007 .000 DNP
58 77 Willy Garcia 2013 .000 DNP
59 77 Oswaldo Arcia 2011 .000 DNP
60 77 Tyler Kolodny 2008 .000 DNP
61 77 Randal Grichuk 2012 .000 DNP
62 77 Anthony Garcia 2012 .000 DNP
63 77 L.J. Hoes 2010 .000 DNP
64 77 Rashun Dixon 2011 .000 DNP
65 77 Ramon Flores 2012 .000 DNP
66 77 Angel Morales 2010 .000 DNP
67 77 Jorge Alfaro 2013 .000 DNP
68 77 Luis Domoromo 2012 .000 DNP
69 77 Brandon Nimmo 2013 .000 DNP
70 77 Francisco Martinez 2011 .000 DNP
71 77 Elmer Reyes 2011 .000 DNP
72 77 Austin Gallagher 2009 .000 DNP
73 77 Brandon Laird 2008 .000 DNP
74 76 Josh Vitters 2010 .000 DNP
75 76 Jaime Ortiz 2009 .000 DNP
76 76 Oscar Taveras 2012 .000 DNP
77 76 Anthony Gose 2011 .000 DNP
78 76 Jacob Skole 2012 .000 DNP
79 76 Hank Conger 2008 .000 DNP
80 76 Jose Osuna 2013 .000 DNP
81 76 Marcus Littlewood 2012 .000 DNP
82 76 Odubel Herrera 2012 .000 DNP
83 76 Alex Liddi 2009 .000 DNP
84 76 J.R. Murphy 2011 .000 DNP
85 76 Yorman Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
86 76 Neftali Soto 2009 .000 DNP
87 76 Daniel Fields 2011 .000 DNP
88 76 Sebastian Valle 2011 .000 DNP
89 76 Elvis Andrus 2009 .242
90 76 Abraham Almonte 2009 .000 DNP
91 76 Koby Clemens 2007 .000 DNP
92 76 Eric Hosmer 2010 .000 DNP
93 76 Jose Gualdron 2008 .000 DNP
94 76 Logan Morrison 2008 .000 DNP
95 76 Max Stassi 2011 .000 DNP
96 76 Starlin Castro 2010 .266
97 76 Duanel Jones 2013 .000 DNP
98 75 Mike McCormick 2007 .000 DNP
99 75 Jharmidy De Jesus 2010 .000 DNP
100 75 Efrain Contreras 2007 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Colombian Dilson Herrera does not run or defend well, limiting him to second base, but his bat speed and feel for hitting could get him to the majors.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Sept. 8, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 5-7Jeff Moore2014-09-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep Impact: Week 22Ben Carsley2014-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Maikel FrancoBret Sayre2014-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Maikel FrancoMark Anderson2014-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 28thJeff Moore2014-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Dilson HerreraCraig Goldstein2014-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Dilson HerreraJeff Moore2014-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 20Jeff Moore2014-08-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersBen Murphy2014-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersIan Lefkowitz2014-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersJared Weiss2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 25-27Jeff Moore2014-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 22Jeff Moore2014-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 11-13Jeff Moore2014-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 27-29Jeff Moore2014-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 16, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 12Jeff Moore2014-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 21Jeff Moore2014-05-22
Eyewitness Accounts: May 7, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-05-07
Eyewitness Accounts: May 7, 2014Jason Parks2014-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Weekend Games of April 11-13Jeff Moore2014-04-14
Notes from the Field: Spring Training: March 2-3, 2014Jeff Moore2014-03-04
Notes from the Field: Spring Training: March 2-3, 2014Steffan Segui2014-03-04
Notes from the Field: Spring Training: March 2-3, 2014Jason Parks2014-03-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second BasemenBret Sayre2014-01-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Second Base ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-01-30
The Lineup Card: 8 Unfulfilled Rumors From Last Year's Hot StoveBaseball Prospectus2013-11-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Kubel to ClevelandR.J. Anderson2013-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Pirates Get PatchR.J. Anderson2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Pirates Get PatchJason Parks2013-08-28
Pebble Hunting: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade For, Jake PeavySam Miller2013-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Sunday, July 28Zach Mortimer2013-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: When Big Leaguers Go Back to the Bush LeaguesBen Lindbergh2013-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: World Futures Game Roster EditionZach Mortimer2013-07-12
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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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