After following the Mets vs Tigers game yesterday, I wanted to write about the top outfield candidates for the Mets Collin Cowgill and Jordany Valdespin.
As you all know, I’m on ‘Spin Watch 2013, but I also give credit where credit is due. Cowgill is making his case to be a starter in the outfield and unless Daniel Murphy starts building sand castles in the middle infield, Valdespin will play an outfield position too. That’s fine. All that speed can be an asset out there.
Here are the offensive numbers for Cowgill and Valdespin who are making the most noise thus far:
Jordany Valdespin: .333/.360/.583/.943 – 4 RBI – 2 HR – 1 SB
Collin Cowgill: .429/.520/.714/1.234 – 3 RBI – 1 HR – 3 SB
What surprises me is that Cowgill’s making the leadoff spot a legitimate competition. Not only can he hit, but he showed patience in yesterday’s game with two walks. What surprises me even more is that Valdespin’s only struck out twice in 24 at-bats. The fact one’s righty and the other lefty has me t