Originally posted on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 9/23/13
In his debut performance, Wilfredo Tovar became the fourth Met to ever accumulate multiple hits, an RBI and a stolen base in their major league debut. Tovar is accompanied on the list by Rod Gaspar, Lenny Dykstra and Preston Wilson. The New York Mets recently called up 22 year old Wilfredo Tovar to fill in for Ruben Tejada’s vacant roster position. In his debut Tovar went 2-4 with the game winning RBI and a stolen base. A nice offensive performance from a shortstop who is more regarded for his tough attitude and slick defensive play than his abilities behind the plate. On top that, the fact that Tovar managed to accomplish this off of a four time all-star  Cliff Lee only adds to the feat. Tovar is often discussed as having a tough, get-it-done attitude that left a good impression on many onlookers, and is usually praised for his defensive skill, reaction abilities and sure hands. However, his bat has often struggled, with his smaller stature (5′ 10″ 160 pounds) and lack of raw stre...
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