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Infielder Wilfredo Tovar To Join Mets In D.C.

With second baseman Dilson Herrera suffering a right quadriceps strain and likely shutdown for the season with , the Mets announced they will add infielder Wilfredo Tovar to the big league team for the final six games of the season. Herrera hit his third home run of the season last night before injuring himself legging out an infield single and leaving the game with the right...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 25 Wilfredo Tovar, SS

25. Wilfredo Tovar Height: 5’6” Weight: 160 lbs. Age: 22 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Mets fans got a small taste of Wilfredo Tovar last season when he came up for 7 games, going 3-for-15 with 2 RBI’s, 1 SB, 1 BB, and 3 K’s. He is not a toolsy shortstop in any light. With virtually non-existent power and below average speed he will never hit more than a handful of home runs...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Could the Mets start Wilfredo Tovar in 2014?

As we watch the Mets off-season 40-Man Roster take shape and as we watch the outfielder discussions regarding Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, and Shin-Soo Choo (amongst others) take place, we need to also be aware that the Mets are going to be looking at shortstops too. What if the team looked within the organization next Spring? Could Wilfredo Tovar beat out Ruben Tejada...
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Tovar Joins Mets Record Book After First Major-League Game

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...
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Wilfredo Tovar Impresses in his MLB Debut

North side, east side Little Willy Willy wears the crown He’s the best damn shortstop around town Backhand, forehand Willy drives them silly He’s a contact bat an’ a whole bunch more than that ‘Cos little Willy, Willy won’t go home But you can’t push Willy round, Willy won’t go Try tellin’ everybody but, oh no Little Willy, Willy won’t go home Lyrics adapted from...
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tovar's RBI single in debut helps Mets top Phils

Wilfredo Tovar produced the winning hit in his major-league debut and the New York Mets swept the Philadelphia Phillies with a 4-3 win on Sunday. Tovar knocked in two runs with a single in the seventh to put the Mets ahead by one with his first major-league hit. LaTroy Hawkins earned his 100th career save and 12th on the season by striking out Jimmy Rollins to end it. Carlos Torres...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Underrated, Unsung Wilfredo Tovar To Be Added To Mets Roster

With Ruben Tejada lost for the season due to a broken leg, the Mets plan to promote shortstop Wilfredo Tovar according to Adam Rubin.. I had the privilege of enjoying a summer of baseball watching Wilfredo Tovar play shortstop in Binghamton. The knock on Tovar is he’s a prototypical “good field – no stick” infielder. Good field simply doesn’t do Wilfredo Tovar’s defensive...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

HYPE files: Matt Den Dekker

Why the hype? Matt Den Dekker, OF: Like Wilfredo Tovar, Matt Den Dekker is a prospect that divides a fan base. Matt Den Dekker has the best outfield glove in the Mets organization and that is including the major league team. If Den Dekker ever gets the chance to start for a major league team, there is a high possibility that he would win a gold glove. With that said, his hitting...
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Tovar 4-For-4 In Series Finale Win Over Portland

B-Mets SS Wilfredo Tovar had the eventual game winning RBI on Sunday in Portland The Binghamton Mets played their final game of the 2012 season at Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine on Sunday afternoon, taking the rubber match by a score of five to three in extra innings over the Sea Dogs.  It was the thirteenth time the B-Mets beat the Double A Red Sox in 2012, winning the season...
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August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

HYPE files: Wilfredo Tovar

Why the hype? Wilfredo Tovar, SS: Tovar is the type of prospect that divides minor league followers. Some think he will be a great defensive shortstop who will hit enough to play every day while some think he will be a great defensive shortstop and that is it. At least most everyone will agree his defense could be gold glove caliber one day which is why he is regarded as a legit...
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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