Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 3/12/13
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times – Spring Training stats are meaningless. There are several different reasons why this is true, none more so important than the fact that 50 PA or 10 IP is not enough to trump multiple seasons worth of results. Anyone who doubts that needs to look no further than the Blaine Boyer fiasco of a few years ago, when the Mets thought his impressive 11 IP in Grapefruit League play was more important than his disastrous results in his six previous seasons in the majors. But what if you don’t have six seasons of MLB data to look at in determining a player’s ability to hack it in the majors? The 2013 Mets have at least 10 hitters with minimal time in the majors vying for a spot on the Opening Day roster. And those guys are fighting with “seasoned vets” like Lucas Duda (898 PA), Omar Quintanilla (772) and Justin Turner (712) for the right to go north with the big club at the beginning of the season. Let’s look at some people tryi...
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