Monday, December 19, 2011

Who is Ronny Cedeno...

A few days ago Jon Heyman tweeted that the Mets are still looking for a middle infielder.  It would seem they need someone who could play both SS and 2B, coming off the bench but could jump into a starters role if necessary.  We've been hearing Jack Wilson's name for a while, in fact I did this post on him, but Cedeno I seemed to have neglected.  On a quiet Sunday night with very little to talk about, I thought it might be interesting to profile Cedeno...



The 28 y/o right handed hitter was nominated for the gold glove this year, at SS while playing with the Pirates.

On Monday, ESPN released the names of three league finalists at each position. Walker joined Brandon Phillips (Reds) and Omar Infante (Marlins) on the list of second basemen. Cedeno, Troy Tulowitzki (Rockies) and Alex Gonzalez (Braves) were the shortstop nominees.source MLB.com

 

Cedeno was signed as an  amateur free agent 1999 by the Cubs and would make it to the majors in 2005.  He would remain with the Cubs until after the 2008, prior to 2009 he was traded to the Mariners for Aaron Heilman.  In 2009 Cedeno was traded again, this time to the Pirates, he was one of four players sent to Pitt. for Ian Snell and Jack Wilson.

In seven seasons he's averaged 100 games in which he produced the following numbers; BA .246, OBP .286, SLG .353 and OPS .639.  He's played mostly SS with a little exposure at 2B and 3B, while playing one game in CF and eight in LF.  In 2007 he played CF in winter ball as the Cubs considered making him the CF for 2008...

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