Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 5/2/13
No doubt that you have heard the phrase, “people rise to the level of their incompetence.” This is a common experience in the work place, which is filled with managers who were successful in their previous position and then promoted into a position for which they have no aptitude. Essentially, this is the Peter Principle. Jordany Valdespin has a knack for coming up with memorable hits, specifically in his role as a pinch-hitter. He did it numerous times last year and then did it again yesterday, when he came off the bench to deliver a three-run homer, which lifted the Mets to a 7-6 win over the Marlins. This big hit prompted calls for a bigger role for Valdespin. His proponents would like, at the very least, to see him in the starting lineup whenever the opposing team has a righty pitcher on the mound. Valdespin has a lifetime .747 OPS versus RHP in the majors – so it’s a defensible move on the surface. But a closer look at some numbers indicates that a promotion for Valdespin to t...
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