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Triple A: 51’s T.J. Rivera On Fire At The Plate In Last Ten Games


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New York Mets infield prospect T.J. Rivera is doing all that any player can do to prove to the big club that he deserves a shot to be added to the major league roster.

Rivera, who was signed by the Mets as an un-drafted free agent in 2011, has done nothing but hit in every level that he has played during his time in the minors.

In 2015, the Bronx, NY native split time between Double-A and Triple-A and combined he batted .325, with 27 doubles, seven home runs and 48 RBI.

This season he enjoyed his first spring training with the big club and batted .289 (11 for 38), with two home runs and nine RBI’s.

So far in 2016 with Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, he is batting .365 (19 for 52), with seven doubles, one home run, and 12 RBI’s in 15 games.  In his last ten games he is batting .424 (14 for 33) and has hit safely in eight of the ten games with four multi-hit games in that span.

There isn’t much else that Rivera needs to prove and the Mets can’t ignore the fact that he deserves to be on the 40-man roster and more importantly he should be on the Mets big league bench.  He is a versatile player that can play ever infield position as well as in the outfield if needed.

The Mets have been surging lately and Rivera’s bat will be a great addition and would surely shore up their bench with a consistent hitter.

This could be the season Rivera finally reaches the majors and the Mets should make it happen.


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