Projected 2007 Team: Tulsa (AA)
Age on April 1st: 22
Born: November 3, 1984 in Maracaibo, Venezuela
Height: 5-9 | Weight: 150
Bats: S | Throws: R
Drafted: N/A | How Acquired: Signed as a non-drafted free agent (April, 2002)
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Contract Notes: 3 option years remaining.
Other: -2007: Ranked as the 14th best prospect in the Rockies organization by Baseball America.
-2007: Ranked as the best defensive infielder in the Rockies organization by Baseball America.
-2005: Tested positive for using a banned performance enhancing substance and suspended for 15 games.
Scouting Report / Bio: Herrera is widely regarded as the best defensive infielder in the organization. Herrera has plus range, accuracy and arm strength. He is also a capable defender at 2nd base and 3rd base, leaving the possibility of a future utility role open. Herrera is an above average base-runner and makes smart decisions on the base-paths. He displayed impressive plate discipline and contact rates in 2006 and even displayed decent power, despite his diminutive size. Herrera projects as a starting 2nd baseman or shortstop at higher levels.
Future Outlook: Starting 2nd baseman or super-utility player at the Major League level.
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