John Mora

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John Esmil Mora

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 195 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

John Mora has played as high as AAA and for the Dominican national team.

He was signed by New York Mets scouts Rafael Perez, Ismael Cruz, Sandy Rosario and Camilo Pina in 2011. [1] He split the summer between the DSL Mets 1 and DSL Mets 2, hitting .268/.388/.359 and getting caught in 16 of 27 steal attempts. Only Enmanuel Serra was caught stealing more that summer in the Dominican Summer League. In 2013, he batted .310/.397/.413 with the same two teams, improving his steal rate somewhat (16 SB, 14 CS) and legging out five triples. He came stateside in 2014, with the GCL Mets (.318/.433/.427 in 32 G) and Brooklyn Cyclones (.292/.327/.348 in 24 G), pilfering 17 bases in 23 tries and scoring 44 runs in 56 games.

With the 2015 Savannah Sand Gnats, he produced at a .278/.368/.428 clip with 12 triples and 57 walks. He also registered 12 outfield assists. He was 9th in the South Atlantic League in walks, between Austen Smith and Skyler Ewing and tied Joseph Daris for the triple lead. In the Mets chain, he led in triples (5 ahead of Victor Cruzado) and tied Josh Rodriguez for 4th in walks. That winter, he got into one game for the Águilas Cibaeñas but did not bat. He spent all of 2016 with the St. Lucie Mets, with 7 more triples and 60 walks but his batting line fell to .246/.341/.346. He tied Champ Stuart for 5th in the Mets system in three-baggers and was 3rd in walks (after Vinny Siena and Travis Taijeron). He tied Richard Urena for 6th in the Florida State League in triples and tied Jordan Luplow for 8th in free passes.

Mora split 2017 between St. Lucie (.265/.324/.347, 5 3BG, 60 R, 19 SB, 15 CS) and the Las Vegas 51s (5 for 30, 3 2B, 3B, 3 BB, SB). He was 3rd in the FSL in times caught stealing and led outfielders with 311 assists. [2] He was 3 for 16 with two doubles, a walk, five runs and two RBI in the winter for the Águilas Cibaeñas. In 2018, he hit .234/.311/.362 with 7 triples for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. He tied Edgardo Fermin and Matt Winaker for 3rd in the Mets organization in triples and tied for the Eastern League lead in that department. He was 0 for 1 in the winter.

Playing for the Dominican Republic in the 2019 Pan American Games, he was 2 for 14 with 4 walks and a run. He was their main center fielder and handled 8 chances error-free. He tied Roel Santos and Tristan Pompey for the most walks in the Games. His hits were off Luis Cintrón and Ken Ishihara. [3] He was 0 for 2 for the Leones del Escogido in the winter of 2019-2020.