Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Comparing Gotay and Keppinger

Jeff Keppinger was traded last season at the trade deadline for Ruben Gotay. Everyone knew Keppinger could hit but he played poor defense at second base. Ruben has not play great defense for the Mets but has hit very well. Gotay is batting .323 with 21 rbis, 22 runs, 4 home runs, and, 3 stolen bases. Keppinger is currently batting .361 with 22 rbis, 28 runs, 4 home runs, and, 1 stolen base. Keppinger has put up these numbers in only 136 at bats while Gotay has had 155 at bats.

When Keppinger was in the Mets system, he was always put behind Anderson Hernandez as the #2 second baseman because he was such a poor defensive player. This is funny because he is yet to make an error for the Reds in 38 games. I feel like a lot of the time the Mets bury players in the minors like Keppinger and Heath Bell who is pitching extremely well for the Padres after he was traded last off season. The Mets have let 2 solid players go in the last year. I hope the Mets really look deeper into some players before trading them.

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