Tejada looks to be more than a stopgap at short
There aren’t many definite keeper caliber players on the current Mets roster, but there is no doubt Tejada is one of them. He is not there yet, but he may be on his way to being a “core” guy for us.
Ruben, 22, has shown that he has the potential to be a much better hitter than most fans, scouts, coaches, and probably our own General Manager, even thought. He appears to have all the makings of being our shortstop and number two hitter of the future. Tejada is currently batting .307, which is a much higher average than anticipated. He has a nice level swing, and as a result makes consistent solid contact hitting a lot of line drives. He also has decent speed, although you may not be able to tell by his lone stolen base so far this year.
Tejada was well known for his glove prior to this season. We knew he had the goods there and he has not disappointed. He has above average range, a solid arm and a good glove. He has nine errors on the se...