Daniel Muno

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Infielder Danny Muno began playing in the New York Mets farm system in 2011 and made his big league debut with the Mets in 2015.

Muno hit .350 as a high school junior and .400 as a senior. As a freshman at Fresno State University, he hit .332/.443/.424 with 62 runs in 77 games. He tied for 5th in the Western Athletic Conference in runs, was 4th in hits and was named Freshman of the Year. Fresno State won the 2008 College World Series. He batted .379/.520/.540 with 25 doubles and 74 runs in 62 games as a sophomore. He was named All-WAC at second base. He was second to Bryan Marquez in the WAC in OBP and runs, led with 64 walks and was second in doubles.

His junior year, he produced at a .329/.440/.500 clip with 68 runs in 63 games and became the career Fresno State walk leader (167). He again led the WAC in walks (48) and also was second in runs and third in hits (81). He was originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 26th round of the 2010 amateur draft, but did not sign a contract. He hit .348/.471/.471 with 47 runs, 52 RBI and 46 walks in 56 games as a senior, second in the WAC in walks and making All-WAC at 3B. He did sign after being taken by New York in the 8th round of the 2011 amateur draft. The scout was Doug Thurman.

Starting off his professional career with a bang, Muno hit .355/.466/.514 with 23 doubles, 45 runs scored, 43 walks (to only 39 strikeouts) and 9 stolen bases in 59 games for the Brooklyn Cyclones. He led the New York-Penn League in average (.006 ahead of Mason Williams), OBP (56 points better than runner-up Bryce Ortega) and OPS (37 points ahead of Travis Taijeron). He tied Chris Winder for third in runs, tied Tony Wolters for 5th in hits (78), tied Matt Skole and Jake Lowery for the doubles lead, was third in walks behind Lowery and Connor Narron and was third in slugging after Taijeron and Dean Green. Had the NYPL given out a MVP award, Muno would likely have been a serious contender. Baseball America named him the #18 prospect in the circuit and as having the best strike zone discipline in the Mets chain.

With the St. Lucie Mets in 2012, Muno hit .280/.387/.412 with 19 stolen bases in 22 tries, 50 walks and 6 home runs in 81 games while moving from SS to 2B. He was suspended 50 games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Baseball America again said he had the best strike zone discipline in the Mets system. He hit .249/.384/.379 with 86 runs, 27 doubles, 15 stolen bases in 26 tries and 92 walks for the Binghamton Mets in 2013. He was 6th in the Eastern League in OBP (between Kyle Hudson and Christian Vazquez), led in runs (3 over Tyler Holt) and was third in walks behind Allan Dykstra and Jamie Johnson. Hernan Perez was named the EL's All-Star second baseman. He led Mets minor leaguers in runs (9 ahead of Josh Rodriguez) and was second to Dykstra in walks.


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