Mets Minors: Allan Dykstra Throwing His Hat Into The Ring

The hot-hitting Allan Dykstra, who received a little nod in a Prospect Spotlight yesterday, is also our MMN Player of the Week!

Dykstra had a nice fling with the longball last week, slamming three homers to lead all Mets organizational players.

His overall line on the week was .588/.696/1.118, as he supplemented his hot hitting with six walks at the plate.

He drove in eight runs as well. Dykstra, and to this point in June, owns a .412/.553/.824 line and is striking fear into the hearts of any opposing pitching.

Here’s what Matt M. had to say about Dykstra yesterday…

It’s fun to watch him starting to mesh his physical ability with the wisdom he’s gained since being drafted in 2008. Those two things coming together are bringing some major results on the field for a career year. Here’s how he stacks up against some of his fellow Eastern League counterparts:

  • .318 batting average (5th)
  • .585 slug% (2nd)
  • .470 on-base% (.470)
  • 42 RBIs (7th)
  • 48 walks (1st)
  • 1.055 OPS (1st)

While this is a year Dykstra has never put together before as a professional, his ability to get on base shouldn’t be a surprise. He owns a career OBP of .402, and the lowest it’s ever been at the end of a season is .372. His career walk-rate through six seasons of minor league baseball is nearly 18%. That’s insane!

Dykstra might not have been the sexy name coming into this season — but he’s surely one to remember. He’s been a big part of what has been a successful B-Mets season to date. Drafted in ’08, we might see him in Vegas towards the end of this year and going into next. That puts him on track to be called up for depth or in September of 2014.

(Photo Credit: Gordon Donovan)