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