The 20-year old Herrera has done more than hold his own against the much older competition of the Eastern League, hitting .340/.402/.585 with five home runs, seven doubles, and six stolen bases in the month of July.
Here’s what Baseball America had to say about our rising prospect:
Herrera may not have a single knockout tool, but the 20-year-old Colombian does many things well and has made the jump to Double-A in the second half without a misstep. In fact, he hit .320 and ranked third in the minors with 139 hits at the end of July, thanks to a quick swing and plenty of hard contact. He has enough power, speed and control of the zone to profile as a big league starter at the keystone.
Overall Herrera is hitting .319/.374/.463 with nine long balls, 27 doubles and 21 steals in 26 attempts splitting the season between St. Lucie and Binghamton.
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