Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/31/12
For the longest time this season, I had been screaming for Terry Collins to give Jordany Valdespin more at bats. As Valdespin continued to hit pinch-hit home run after pinch-hit home run, his potential was intriguing and as the season got away from the Mets, it became time to give the kids a shot to see what they could do.   With Jason Bay continuing to struggle in left field, and Lucas Duda showing that he is completely inept in right field, there was a spot for Valdespin to play everyday in one of the corner outfield positions. I had finally gotten my wish as Valdespin started playing everyday. It soon became apparent why the Mets were so reluctant to give Valdespin an everyday assignment. There is no doubt that he has the talent to play at the major league level. He is a freak athlete and his bat has a ton of pop. Valdespin’s mental game has not yet caught up to his physical capabilities. His mental errors hurt him the most in the field. Valdespin only has three errors on the sea...
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