Showing posts with label Wuilmer Becerra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wuilmer Becerra. Show all posts

Monday, July 07, 2014

Mets News: Two Mets Minor Leaguers Arrested for Drag Racing

Mets News:

Two Mets minor leaguers who were arrested and charged with drag racing were arraigned Monday morning in Kingsport, Tenn., according to Kingsport Police Department public information officer Tom Patton.

Wuilmer Becerra, 19, and Vicente Lupo, 20, are accused of driving at speeds in excess of 100 mph.

Patton indicated that Becerra and Lupo, who play for the Kingsport Mets, each posted $500 bond and were released within a couple of hours of their Friday arrest, which occurred shortly after midnight without incident.

They were charged with Class B misdemeanors, so they likely will only face a fine, although the judge will make that final determination, according to Patton. The judge could order the seizures of the 2013 Dodge Challenger and 2012 Ford Mustang, although that is not likely. Neither Becerra nor Lupo had a U.S. driver's license. Both are from Venezuela. Had their licenses been from Tennessee, those would have been revoked.

The Mets prospects owned the cars in which they were driving. Alcohol was not involved.

The incident allegedly occurred in an area with a speed limit of 45 mph.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Press Release: Mets Make it Official, Trade Dickey to Blue Jays

New York Mets Press Release:

The New York Mets today announced that they acquired catchers Travis d'Arnaud and John Buck, righthanded pitcher Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Wuilmer Becerra from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for righthanded pitcher R.A. Dickey and catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas.

TRAVIS D'ARNAUD (pronounced "DAR-no")
The 23-year-old d'Arnaud was ranked by as the 11th-best prospect in all of baseball and the best catching prospect this past September. The righthanded hitter batted .333 (93-279) with 45 runs scored, 21 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs and 52 RBI with a .380 on-base percentage in 67 games with Toronto's Triple-A affiliate, Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League, last season. The Long Beach, Calif. native missed the final two months of the season after suffering a tear to the posterior cruciate ligament of his left knee which did not require surgery.

He was named the Eastern League's Most Valuable Player in 2011 after hitting .311 (132-424) with 72 runs scored, 33 doubles, 21 home runs and 78 RBI with a .371 on-base percentage with New Hampshire (AA). D'Arnaud also led the EL with a .542 slugging percentage and was named the league's best defensive catcher by EL managers.

A former first-round compensation selection by Philadelphia in 2007, d'Arnaud was acquired by the Blue Jays in the trade that sent Roy Halladay to the Phillies in December, 2009. The 6-2, 195-pounder has hit .286 (523-1,828) with 133 doubles, 66 home runs, 289 RBI with a .343 on-base percentage and a .474 slugging percentage in six minor league seasons. D'Arnaud has been named to four minor league All-Star teams during that span and twice played in MLB's Futures Game. His older brother Chase is an infielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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