Future Watch: Wuilmer Becerra Rookie Baseball Cards, Mets – Wullmer Becerra was originally signed as an international free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011. When the team traded catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas the Mets received catcher, John Buck and a young Venezuelan outfielder in the deal. Becerra was that guy. This was the second deal the Mets made with Toronto that winter. The first was the famous R.A. Dickey deal that sent the Mets Noah Syndergaard among others.
Becerra had a torn capsule in his shoulder last season. Before that his best season was for the Savannah Sand Gnats in Single A. He had nine homers and 63 RBI, 27 doubles while hitting .290. After the injury, he was impressive in winter ball, he participated in Spring Training and then he started this year in Port St. Lucie in Single A once again. The hitting was good once again getting 16 doubles, four homers, 44 RBI while hitting .267. He added 16 steals as well.
According to his MLB.com draft profile:
Becerra is an average runner with an arm a tick above average, with enough of each to play a capable right field. If the bat continues to click, he should have the kind of offensive profile teams want from the corner outfield position. ETA 2018
Currently, Wuilmer Becerr’s only licensed autographed card is his Chrome Prospects Autograph in 2017 Bowman Baseball.
Here’s a look at him at the plate:
At 6′-3″, 243 ponds, he has the kind of body the Mets could use in the outfield. It’s doubtful he will make the team out of Spring Training even if he rips up winter ball once again. If he starts the year in AA and then shows well, it’s possible he could be called up sometime next season or at least in September. At 22, he’s right on schedule and collectors should keep an eye on him.