Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/27/12
Kirk Nieuwenhuis; it’s almost as hard to spell his name as it is for pitchers to get him out. Kirk came up this year after Opening Day to replace the injured Andres Torres and has performed with the finesse of a seasoned veteran. Whether it’s in the middle of the order, or leading off, the 24-year old centerfielder has found a way to get on base. He doesn’t particularly exceed in one or two parts of his game, but rather performs well in virtually every part of his game. He can field, he can throw, he can bat for power, contact or draw a walk, he can even steal a bag or two. After yesterday’s walk-off single, Kirk is now batting .333/.403/.517 in his short time in the majors. He can literally do it all and is doing everything he possibly can to show Terry Collins and the Mets organization that he belongs in that lineup every single day. Because the team is comprised of such a young and mostly homegrown clubhouse, many of the other 24 Mets on the roster know Kirk all to well and are ...
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