Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 6/7/13
In his second stint with the Mets, Omar Quintanilla is picking up right where he left off, hitting the ball sharply and enjoying his best streak of ball in the majors. In six games with the Mets in 2013, Quintanilla has a 1.273 OPS and has been a huge upgrade over what the club had received all season long from Ruben Tejada. While he’s nowhere near this good, it’s still nice to see Quintanilla enjoy good fortune with the Mets after having such tough luck everywhere else in his MLB career. In 104 PA over his two stints with New York, Quintanilla has a .304/.385/.467 line, good for an .852 OPS and a 137 OPS+. This is due in no small part to a .371 BABIP. Contrast that with his production his first two stints in the majors. In 2005 with the Rockies he had a .248 BABIP and he followed that up with a .240 BABIP the following season. Soon thereafter the Quad-A player label was attached. In 1.579 PA in Triple-A, Quintanilla has an .811 OPS. Yet he’s never managed more than 234 PA ...
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