Congratulations to Mets outfield prospect Matt den Dekker who has been promoted to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons today!
In a press release this morning from the Eastern League, Den Dekker was named Player of the Week for the June 4th – June 10th time period. Per the press release:
Binghamton Mets centerfielder Matt Den Dekker has been selected as the Eastern League Player of the Week for the period of June 4th-June 10th. The 6’1”, 205 lb. slugger batted .630 (17-for-27) with four doubles, one triple , nine runs scored, four RBI, three stolen bases, one walk and an .852 slugging percentage in six games for the B-Mets last week.
Den Dekker, who is a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, had multiple hits and scored at least one run in all six games he played in last week, including going 5-for-5 with two doubles, three runs scored and one RBI in a 9-7 win at Trenton on Friday night.
The 24-year old led all Eastern League players in batting average (.630), runs scored (9), hits (17), total bases (23) and on-base percentage (.643) last week. He also ranked among the weekly leaders in doubles (4-tied 1st), stolen bases (3-tied 1st), OPS (1.495-2nd), extra-base hits (5-tied 2nd), triples (1-tied 3rd) and slugging percentage (.852-4th). Matt, who currently leads the league in batting average (.340), hits (81), runs scored (47), doubles (21), slugging percentage (.563) and total bases (134), was selected by the New York Mets in fifth round of the 2010 draft after hitting .352 with 13 homers and 49 RBI in 62 games during his senior season at the University of Florida.
Den Dekker becomes the third Binghamton Met player this season to win a Player of the Week award. Josh Rodriguez and Greg Peavey have also received this honor previously in the 2012 season.
Den Dekker ends his time with Binghamton on an eight-game hitting streak. Heearned league honors for hitting .630 (17-for-27) over his last six games, a stretch that included four doubles, a triple, nine runs scored and four RBI. He also hit safely in eight consecutive at bats during the stretch and became the first B-Met since July 2011 to collect five hits in one game, going 5-for-5 against theTrenton Thunder on June 8.
What a great day for Matt!