By: Matt Rothman
All Luis Guillorme needed was a chance, and with that, has become one of the most reliable players for the New York Mets this season.
The 2014 Coral Springs Charter infielder from Caracas, Venezuela, has blossomed in year five into one of the Mets’ most important players.
Through the first 62 games of the season, he is hitting .327 with a home run and six RBIs. He also has an on-base percentage of .417, which is only behind Luis Arraez and Paul Goldschmidt, and has reached base in 31-33 games he has started.
Despite playing multiple positions, Mets Manager Buck Showalter feels there is no reason for Guillorme not to be among players considered for the All-Star Game.
“There should be a category in the All-Star Game, for lack of a better expression, for a utility player,” Showalter said on Saturday. “You can’t win without one. They should get recognized. Kind of like Guillorme. They’re very valuable. I’ve always wondered that — why they haven’t had one.”
Guillorme has also shined with the glove this year. Along with several highlight-reel plays, he has made only two errors in over 200 innings this year. Guillorme has also helped the Mets to the top spot in the National League East with a record of 41-22.
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- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student.
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