Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 4/26/13
Jordany Valdespin had a strong Spring Training performance, where he posted a .361 on-base percentage. This came after a Winter League season in which he had 21 BB compared to 22 Ks. It had many people claiming that he was a young player who was figuring things out. On top of that, Valdespin got off to a terrific start the first 10 games of the year. He posted a .400/.478/.500 line and people were disappointed whenever he wasn’t in the starting lineup. However, in his last 10 games, Valdespin has a .174/.174/.348 line. Now overall he has a respectable .745 OPS in 46 PA. Still, two things should be pointed out. First, Valdespin has a .344 BABIP. Last year in 206 PA he had a .273 BABIP so odds are that his current mark will continue to fall as the season progresses. Secondly, Valdespin has a 4.3 BB%, right in line with last year’s 4.9 mark. If you subtract his batting average from his on-base percentage, Valdespin has an isolated OBP of .047 here in 2013. In Spring Training...
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