Updated on 3/10 at 11:00 PM
Jordany Valdespin went 1-for-1 with an RBI after he replaced Marlon Byrd who went hitless in three at-bats today. Spin (.360) pulled ahead of Byrd (.348) in the batting race this Spring.
Meanwhile, Collin Cowgill went 0-for-3, but is still batting .375 to lead the pack.
It’s shaping up to be a nice race and one of the more interesting Spring battles.
Originally posted on 3/9
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: