Sam Haggerty: Mets2019 September Call Up (2019)

Samuel Onofrio Haggerty was born on May 26th 1994 in Phoenix, Arizona. His family relocated to Denver, Colorado where he attended high School. He then attended the University of New Mexico becoming a stand out baseball player. The five foot eleven switch hitter is mostly an fielder with good speed on the bases.

He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians as a 24th round draft pick in 2015. In 2016 he completed his first full year at the A ball level. By 2018 he advanced through AA Akron with the Rubber Ducks for 87 games to the AAA Columbus Clippers for seven games. 

On January 6th 2019 he along with Walter Lockett, got traded to the New York Mets for catcher Kevin Plawecki.

Haggerty began the year with the Brooklyn Cyclones, but after six games he was promoted to the AA Binghamton Rumble Ponies. 

In 68 games his defense was excellent, as he batted .259 with 19 stolen bases in 23 attempts & 39 runs scored. Late in the summer he was promoted to AAA Syracuse, seeing action in 12 games batting .310 with 4 steals a HR 9 RBIs & 9 runs scored.

On September 1st he got the big league call up to the Mets. Haggerty debuted on September 4th, as a pinch runner. On September 6th, he came in to pinch run for Todd Frazier & scored his first run on a Pete Alonso base hit. The Mets went on to a 5-4 win over the Phillies. 

In his next game on September 11th, he stuck out in his first at bat. 

On September 14th, he scored another run after coming in to pinch run for Brandon Nimmo. A Rajai Davis doubled cleared the loaded bases as the Mets went on to a 3-0 win over the LA Dodgers. 

Overall he got play in 11 games, going 0-4 at the plate with three strike outs. He played two games in the outfield (8 innings overall) & one game at second base (one inning).


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