Shervyen Newton
20-Year-Old ShortstopSS
2019 Fantasy Outlook
If Newton's strikeout rate in the Appalachian League (31.6 K%) had been in line with his mark across two seasons in the Dominican Summer League (19.7 K%), he would be one of the most exciting infield prospects in the minors. An athletic, 19-year-old switch hitter with a classic power hitter's frame (6-foot-4, 180 pounds) and elite bat speed, Newton is only scratching the surface of his massive homer potential. His 17.3 BB% ranked third in the Appy League and his 14.0% swinging-strike rate was not unreasonable given his age and raw power, so it's a matter of him being overly patient, rather than a hitter flailing at every good breaking ball he sees. His 26.0% line-drive rate and ability to use the whole field (42.4 Pull%) give him a chance to hit for a relatively high batting average if he can cut down on the strikeouts. Born in the Netherlands before moving to Curacao, Newton has the tools to break out as one of the top minor-league sluggers in his full-season debut. Read Past Outlooks
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Four hits for Fireflies
SSNew York Mets  A
July 6, 2019
Newton went 4-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and four RBI for Low-A Columbia on Friday.
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The 20-year-old has appeared overmatched for most of the season, slashing .163/.242/.209 with a massive 40.0 percent strikeout rate over his prior 24 games, but Newton was able to do some damage Friday. His athleticism and power potential still give him upside, but the Mets' No. 8 fantasy prospect will have to solve his contact issues if he's ever going to pan out.
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Heating up at Low-A
SSNew York Mets  A
May 29, 2019
Newton went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI for Low-A Columbia on Tuesday.
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Fans three times in debut
SSNew York Mets  A
April 23, 2019
Newton (shoulder) went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his first game with Low-A Columbia on Monday.
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Opening season on IL
SSNew York Mets  A
Shoulder
April 4, 2019
Newton will begin the minor-league season on the injured list due to a minor shoulder injury, Michael Mayer of MetsMerized reports.
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Assigned to Low-A
SSNew York Mets  A
April 4, 2019
Newton will begin the season with Low-A Columbia, Mike Rosenbaum of MLB.com reports.
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