Affiliate: GCL Cardinals
League: Gulf Coast League
Born: 06/01/2000 (Age: 22)
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: Signed as international free agent, 7/7/2016 (STL)
Herrera has been a strong early-career performer, slashing .336/.421/.458 combined the last two summers in the DSL and GCL. He won’t turn 19 until the middle of next season, with offensive upside that’s intriguing behind the plate. Herrera has a stocky, compact build that fits well at catcher and gives the strength for projectable raw power. He could take a big jump up this list if he shows defensive developments and a similar bat at the full-season level.