The New York Mets have recalled middle infielder Luis Guillorme from Triple-A. To make space for Guillorme, the Mets optioned catcher Tomas Nido back to Las Vegas.
Guillorme’s elevation to the big leagues comes after the Mets placed third baseman Todd Frazier on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Nido was the obvious choice to send back the Triple-A after the Mets traded Matt Harvey to the Cincinnati Reds for catcher Devin Mesoraco.
So far this season, Guillorme has had mixed results with the Las Vegas 51s. After slumping at the very beginning of the season, he has found his stride at the plate. In his last 14 games, he is batting .413 with a nine-game hitting streak.
Guillorme is more of a contact hitter. Since getting drafted in the 10th round of the 2013 MLB Draft, he has failed to hit for significant power. He only has three home runs in six seasons of minor league play. Regardless, he has proven to be a capable hitter in the minors, and primarily an opposite field hitter.
As for his glove, Guillorme has excelled. Earlier this year, Guillorme was named to the MLB Pipeline All-Defense team as the best second baseman in the minors . However, after playing a lot of second base in Double-A, Guillorme has played much more shortstop in Las Vegas.