Wuilmer Becerra On Fire In Venezuelan League

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Mets outfield prospect Wuilmer Becerra has finally started getting regular playing time for the Tigres de Aragua and it has paid off tremendously. Last night Wuilmer had his second straight three-hit game going 3 for 5 with a double, two RBI, and three runs scored.

During his six-game hitting streak the 21-year old has gone 10 for 20 with a homerun, four RBI, and seven runs scored. Overall for the Tigres in the Venezuelan League he is hitting .444/.444/.556 in 36 at bats spanning 11 games.

He has played a few games in left field this winter, a position he hasn’t played in the Mets farm system yet. For his career he has played 212 games in right field and five in left field (all with GCL Blue Jays in 2012).

Another Met minor leaguer on a hot streak in the Caribbean League is catcher Xorge Carrillo who was 3 for 3 with a RBI last night for the Aguilas de Mexicali in the Mexican Winter League. He now has an eight game hitting streak and is 15 for 29 with a homerun and five RBI in that span.

He has played in 44 games for the Aguilas hitting .308/.365/.413 with three homeruns, 19 RBI, and 21 runs scored in 143 at bats. The 26-year old played the entire 2015 season with the AA Binghamton Mets as their everyday catcher setting career highs with 10 homeruns, 40 RBI, 78 hits, and 38 runs scored.

Johnny Monell has cooled off lately, last night he was 0 for 3 with a strikeout for the Criollos de Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League. Overall he is batting .305/.405/.495 with seven doubles, triple, three homeruns, and four stolen bases in 25 games. He was the DH last night as former Mets Juan Centeno caught the entire game.

You know by now that T.J. Rivera just simply hits no matter where he is and that hasn’t changed during winter ball action for the Indios de Mayaguez of the Puerto Rican League. He was 1 for 4 with a double last night and his hitting .333/.391/.429 with six walks compared to six strikeouts in 63 at bats.

Jenrry Mejia made a relief appearance last night for Tigres del Licey and after a scoreless first inning of work it didn’t go as well when he came back out. After an error by the shortstop he walked two straight batters (including former Met farmhand Matt Clark) and uncorked a wild pitch before being taken out.

Both runners were allowed to scored by Eduard Santos and another error at shortstop by Taylor Featherston. Las Vegas 51’s reliever Chase Huchingson came in and allowed a two-run single to Steven Moya to extend the inning. Mejia ended up pitching one inning allowing three runs (two earned) on three walks and a hit. He now has a 4.50 ERA in 34 innings pitched, with this being his first relief appearance.

Juan Lagares was out of the Aguilas Cibaenas lineup last night in the Dominican League with what the team is calling foot/lower leg discomfort and is considered day-to-day. He does currently have a six-game hitting streak in which he has gone 12 for 24 during.

For more winter ball coverage and a profile on one of the newest Mets Andrew Barbosa head over to MetsMinors.net.

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