Kirk Nieuwenhuis broke camp with the New York Mets this spring, but a 2-for-16 start to his 2013 campaign found him down at Triple-A Las Vegas just a few weeks into the season.
Old Kirky is still struggling at the plate with the 51s in their inaugural year as a Mets affiliate, but he’s flashing leather at a big-league clip.
Check out this sick catch to rob Oakland A’s minor leaguer Stephen Vogt of a towering home run Friday night. Niewenhuis covered some serious ground to get to this one AND stuck the landing.
If he gets that bat going he’ll be roaming the outfield at Citi Field in no time.