Tom Brennan - TOP 25 METS' PROSPECTS: # 14 WUILMER BECERRA
Wuilmer Becerra - let's see how his 2017 pans out after being injured for much of 2016. If recovered fully, he could have quite a year.
The tall right fielder was obtained as a throw-in in the RA Dickey trade that also netted the Mets Noah Syndergaard (thank you, thank you, thank you) and Travis d'Arnaud. He was a just-turned 18 year old bonus baby at the time of the trade.
He started to strut his value in 2014 in Savannah, playing 118 games and hitting .290/.342/.423, with 96 Ks but 16 steals. He was hitting just .250 as of May 21 that season, so his hitting was exceptional after that date.
2016 started like a house on fire for the 6'3, 225 righty 21 year old, hitting ,424 for St Lucie through May 13 but suffered an injury that first forced him to DH and later shut down his season altogether. He ended up hitting .312 in 65 games, with limited power (17 doubles and a single homer).
Defensively he seems solid with 21 outfield assists in 227 outfield starts in his career. He's stolen 30 of 41 over his past 3 season spanning about 240 games, so one would assume if/when he arrives in the bigs, he will have somewhat above average outfield speed.
If healthy all of 2016, he might have cracked my Prospect Top 5, but injuries (if there are any lingering effects) could jeopardize or at least slow his march to the majors.
As with so many of the Mets' prospects we wish them a healthy 2017.