MLB news 2022: Former Mets prospect Darwyn Encarnacion dead at 21 after car wreck

Darwyn Encarnacion, a former minor league prospect in the Mets’ system, has died in a car wreck at 21. WARNING: Graphic.

Darwyn Encarnacion, a former minor league prospect in the Mets’ system, has died in a car wreck at 21, according to multiple reports.

According to MLB insider Hector Gomez, Encarnacion was driving an SUV in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday and reportedly drove the vehicle off a bridge. While he did not die from the initial impact, he later succumbed to the injuries at a local hospital.

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local outlet The new daily showed a thick video of what the car looked like post-wreck, which Gomez shared in a follow-up tweet.

“He was a great human being, very disciplined, respectful and polite. He played with us for just one year, in 2019. He was even using his scholarship that the team gave him when he signed and was currently studying at university,” an executive for the Mets’ team in the Dominican Republic told Gomez.

Encarnacion appeared in 35 games for their team in the Dominican Summer League in 2019, hitting .248 with a .651 OPS in 129 plate appearances. He was released the following year.

This article originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission

Originally published as Former Mets prospect Darwyn Encarnacion dead at 21 after car wreck

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