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There’s this guy in New York that has been playing first base for about two weeks now. He struggled in his first few plate appearances (the first of which came on June 12th). Pinch hitting and showing up only late in the game, he had three straight plate appearances with nothing to show for it.
But he didn’t let that discourage himself. The next game he played in, he got the start. In five plate appearances, he went 1-3 with two walks. His next three games were all brief appearances in pinch hit/substitution situations, however he again had two hits and a walk in those three games, reaching base each time up.
From then on, Satin has started every game. On the season, he is .375/.500/.500. over 40 plate appearances. In addition, he is walking at a 20% rate. To put that in some sort of frame of reference, Joey Votto, debatably the best hitter in the league, with keener eyesight than a hawk, is walking at a 16.2% rate.
In only 14 games, Satin already has a WAR of .5, which is ...
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Matt Harvey isn’t the only New York Mets pitcher not receiving any support from his hitters. The true measure of how well Jeremy Hefner has pitched this year isn’t found in his 2-6 record, but 3.72 ERA. Hefner has arguably been the Mets’ second most effective starter behind Harvey, which should mute any trade discussions.
HEFNER: Having understated season. (AP)
Please note: This article was written before/during the games played on June 29th, 2013, and all statistics are through games played on June 28th.
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