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Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2015, #4: Dilson Herrera

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The diminutive slugger appears poised to play a big role in the Mets infield for years to come.

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Acquired from the Pirates in the trade that sent Marlon Byrd and John Buck to Pittsburgh in August 2013. Originally signed with the Pirates as an international free agent in 2010 out of Cartagena, Colombia ($220,000).

2014 Statistics:

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Rob says:

"The soon-to-be 21-year-old experienced a meteoric rise through the Mets system in 2014, climbing all the way from A-ball up to the big leagues on the strength of a surprisingly potent bat. At 5'10", 150 lbs, Herrera not only features an unexpected amount of right-handed pop, but his solid hit tool blossomed last summer and has emerged as a truly plus tool.

Dilson's all-around, athletic game will bolster a middle infield sorely lacking in that department since the departure of Reyes. It's only a matter of time before the first Colombian in team history has established himself as the long-term solution at second base. Assuming a strong spring in Las Vegas, don't be surprised to see Daniel Murphy moved—even if the team is in the hunt—in order to address another need."