Former New York Mets prospect Darwyn Encarnacion died following a horrific car accident in the Dominican Republic this week.
He was only 21 years old.
According to an MLB insider Hector GomezEncarnacion was driving an SUV on Wednesday when it fell off a bridge and crashed into a ditch below.
The former outfielder, according to multiple reports, had somehow survived the initial impact, but died in a local hospital shortly afterwards.
A Mets academy executive in the Dominican Republic has confirmed Encarnacion’s tragic passing to Gomez… saying: “He was a wonderful 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.”
Encarnacion signed a minor league contract with the Mets in March 2019 … and, a few months later, played for their Dominican Summer League team.
He recorded 113 at-bats in 35 games … totaling one home run, 10 interceptions and a .248 batting average. He was finally released by the team in October 2020.