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TC views Herrera as future No. 2 hitter

Dilson Herrera

Dilson Herrera

#2 2B
New York Mets

2014 STATS

  • GM5
  • HR1

  • RBI4

  • R2

  • OBP.300

  • AVG.222

MIAMI -- Dilson Herrera does not just play the same position as Daniel Murphy. Terry Collins also sees the rookie second baseman as ideal for the same hitting slot as Murphy.

Collins said Wednesday afternoon that Herrera profiles as a future No. 2 hitter.

"But I'm not quite brave enough to put him there just yet," the manager added.

Herrera, 20, is hitting .222 (4-for-18) with a triple, homer and four RBIs through five career major league games.

So far, Herrera exclusively has batted seventh.