DILSON HERRERA
SECOND BASEMAN
Born: March 3, 1994
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 150
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int. FA, Pittsburgh Pirates, 2010
How Acquired: Int. FA
Country: Colombia
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Herrera was the Pirates’ only big signing during the 2010 signing period apart from Luis Heredia.  Herrera was listed as a shortstop when they signed him, but he played third exclusively during his debut season, with the exception of two games at second.  Because he’s not a big guy but has shown some power, he draws comparisons to Alen Hanson.  He’s heavier in build than Hanson, though, and doesn’t have Hanson’s speed.  He also doesn’t have the potential to play short or the Pirates would be trying him there.

2011
VSL:  308/413/472, 214 AB, 19 2B, 5 3B, 2 HR, 32 BB, 40 K, 16-24 SB

Herrera had a strong debut, hitting for good power, especially for his size.  The one negative was a somewhat high K rate.

2012
R:  281/341/482, 199 AB, 11 2B, 4 3B, 7 HR, 18 BB, 41 K, 11-15 SB
A-:  321/345/536, 28 AB, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 1 BB, 6 K, 1-1 SB 

Herrera had an excellent season in the GCL, again hitting for good power with OK plate discipline.  He also showed some speed on the bases.  He continued to hit well in a brief stint at State College.  He played second exclusively at both levels.  Baseball America named him the 7th best prospect in the GCL.

Herrera will be the second baseman at West Virginia in 2013.  If the Pirates are extremely lucky, he’ll duplicate the success that Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco had in 2012.

STATS
Baseball Reference — Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2013: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $220,000
MiLB Debut: 2011
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2017
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2015
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 26, 2010: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.