Friday, May 02, 2008

Pellot Slow Start

I know it is early into the season, but you have to be disappointed with A St. Lucie second baseman Hector Pellot. Hector, who I think is the best second baseman prospect in the Mets system, is off and stumbling with a .165 average through 22 games; by the way he has 0 stolen bases. In 2006 he played poorly batting just .189. But last season he batted .274 in 114 games with 33 stolen bases for the Sand Gnats and finished up the season playing 6 games for St. Lucie batting .304 with 2 stolen bases. In 2007 he was honored as a SAL Mid-Season All-Star. He also batted .275 in the Hawaii Winter League.

I became quite fond of Pellot over the last year. He is only 21 years old and is a very raw player with a lot of developing left to do. I did expect him to get off to a better start this year though. I would keep an eye on not only his stolen bases, to see if he swipes as many bags as last year, and to see if his stolen base percentage improves. Last year he was just 66% (33/50) for Savannah, a very low percentage.

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