Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/15/13
JetsMets13 asks… What has happened to Jordany Valdespin’s stock in the organization? I keep hearing about Duda, Nieuwenhuis and Baxter with hardly ever a mention of ‘Spin. I thought he flashed some nice power in limited playing time, and when they handed him an outfielder’s glove he adapted very quickly. What gives? Joe D. replies… No one can deny that Valdespin is probably the most athletically gifted player on the Mets 40 man roster right now. Although his skills are still somewhat raw, there is no denying his impressive and rare combination of power and speed. He can put a charge into a baseball like few others can and he adds a certain electricity to the lineup whenever he’s in it. Defensively, ’Spin fared much better in the outfield than Duda and Murphy did when they were asked to trade in their infield gloves. However, there’s some work to be done. He needs to get better reads off the bat and improve on his routes, but that can only come with more playing time and experience. ‘Sp
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