By Jerry Del Priore
It’s no surprise that infielder Amed Rosario is the future shortstop of the New York Mets. And Rosario’s proving why, as he’s tearing it up with Triple-A Las Vegas 51s in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League (PCL).
The 21-year-old Dominican Republic native is currently lacing .393 (11-28) with four RBI and three runs scored through seven games.
While with Brooklyn of the New York-Penn League (NYPL) 2014, the Mets’ number one prospect hit .289 with one dinger and 23 RBI along with 11 doubles and five triples in 266 at-bats in 68 contests.
But let’s not forget right fielder Travis Taijeron, who’s slugging .308 with two home runs and three RBI along with two two-baggers and five runs scored through seven tilts.
Taijeron, 28, who the Mets selected in 18th round of the 2011 MLB draft, had a strong first year in professional baseball. With the Cyclones that season, he racked to the tune of .299 with nine long-balls and 44 RBI along with 13 doubles and five triples in 194 at-bats in 56 games.
While New York signed centerfielder Desmond Jennings last week to a minor league deal, Taijeron still makes a viable option for the Mets’ outfielder if the need arises.
At his age, it would be nice to see the La Mesa, Calif., native get his shot at the “The Show,” and help New York win games.