By Gem Tablak
This season in 86 games out in AAA Las Vegas, Dilson had a slash of .276/.327/.462 with 13 homeruns, 55 RBI’s to go along with 24 doubles. It may not seem so impressive when you look at the numbers but when you watch Dilson play everyday, you can really easily see what he brings in between the lines. He’s a very hard nosed player that has a good amount of speed & a solid glove at 2nd base.
However in the 2015 season, he played 3 games in single A & was promoted to AAA where he played 81 games with a slash of .327/.382/.511 with 11 HR’s, 50 RBI’s, 23 doubles with 68 runs scored. While most of us know, players seem to thrive in the PCL due to most of the ball parks being located in high altitude areas, there’s things you see from him that can’t be translated into numbers.
I think it’s evident that I’m a huge fan & supporter of Dilson’s so this trade comes to me with some biased disappointment being I’ve watched him a lot in Vegas & already knew when the Mets originally got him from the Pirates, he was a steal & it was easy for me to follow his minor league career before he even came here to Vegas.
But I think the problem with this trade is that the Mets can’t count on David Wright to play 150 games per season which in turn would send Flores back to 3rd base from 2nd, but who fills in at 2nd? Can the Mets count on making another trade for an impactful bat to be our 2nd or 3rd baseman? Or do we experiment with the likes of Matt Reynolds, Gavin Cecchini, or even Amed Rosario? Do you give Niel Walker the $17MM qualifying offer to keep him around for 1 more season? Do you extend Walker? I think there are more questions now before the Mets traded Dilson Herrera away.