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Mets promote Dilson Herrera

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The Mets have promoted second base prospect Dilson Herrera, Danny Knobler tweets. The Mets acquired Herrera, of course, with Vic Black from the Pirates in exchange for Marlon Byrd.

Herrera still probably isn't a star-caliber talent, and the Mets are being really aggressive with him here -- he's never even played at Triple-A. But his prospect status is way up after a terrific season. He hit well for Class A+ Port St. Lucie, then hit .340/.406/.560 for Double-A Binghamton, all as a 20-year-old. Meanwhile, Black is also having a strong season for the Mets, although he continues to have issues with walks.

Like I said at the time, the Pirates were never likely to win the Byrd deal from a WAR perspective, and that was fine, because the wins Byrd could help the Pirates get down the stretch in a pennant race were so important. I'm still glad the Bucs ended up with Byrd, who was a high-impact addition to their best team in decades. I wish they still had Herrera in their system, though.

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