Darwyn Encarnacion, a former minor league prospect in the Mets system, died in a car accident at age 21. WARNING: Graphic.
Darwyn Encarnacion, a former minor league prospect in the Mets system, died in a car accident at age 21, according to multiple reports.
According to MLB insider Hector Gomez, Encarnacion was driving an SUV in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday and allegedly knocked the vehicle off a bridge. Although he did not die from the initial impact, he later succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.
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Local socket The new daily showed a gruesome video of what the car looked like after the wreckage, 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 is currently studying at college,” a Dominican Republic Mets executive told Gomez.
Encarnacion appeared in 35 games for his 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 has been reproduced with permission
Originally published as Former Mets prospect Darwyn Encarnacion dies at 21 after car crash