Mets Prospect Makes History With 3-Home Run Game in Single-A

Devon Platana
New York Mets prospect Junior Tilien has made history with a three-home run game in Single-A.
New York Mets prospect Junior Tilien has made history with a three-home run game in Single-A. / Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The future looks bright for the first-place New York Mets. Aside from the major league club, though, there's plenty to be excited about throughout the organization as well.

Infield prospect Junior Tillien set a record for Single-A St. Lucie with a three-home run game on Sunday. Once you take into account that Tilien is just 19 years old and only had 13 previous minor-league contests under his belt before that outing, his feat becomes that much more impressive.

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St. Lucie recorded a total of six home runs during Sunday's 11-9 victory over the Dunedin Blues Jays. In addition to accounting for half his team's homers, Tilien had a total of five RBIs — a new career-high.

Tilien's impressive performance is exactly what he needed after recording only two hits with seven strikeouts in 18 at-bats from May 21 to 27. The Dominican infielder is now batting .255 over 14 games played in the 2022 Single-A season, along with five HRs and 11 RBIs.

The Mets are hoping that Tilien's three-HR performance helped him firmly put his slump behind him. He hasn't cracked his team's top-30 prospects on just yet, but building off Sunday's showing could see him make an appearance down the line.

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