Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Becerra could be sleeper in the deal

Ken Rosenthal reports that of the seven player deal involving the Mets and Jays the player considered by most as a throw-in, might be considered by the Mets as the sleeper of the group.  Rosenthal goes on to say that Paul Depodesta was impressed with Wuilmer Becerra during a workout in the D.R. before he signed with Toronto.

Becerra was ranked the #30 Jays prospect by Jays Journal, as  17y/o in rookie ball he hit .250, OBP .359 and .375 Slg.

Becerra, 18, is about the age of a typical high school senior, and he has only 39 professional plate appearances, all in the Class A Gulf Coast League. But Paul DePodesta, the Mets’ vice president of player development and scouting, took note of Becerra in a quick look that he had during a workout at the team’s complex in the Dominican Republic in 2011.

 At the time, Becerra was a shortstop. He made an impression on DePodesta with his athleticism and speed — and by how hard he played. The Blue Jays signed him and moved him to the outfield, which is where he best profiles at 6-foot-4, 190 pounds. source Fox Sports