Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Quintanilla quietly filling in solidly..

Photo by Michael Baron
The Mets weren't as concerned as many fans with the departure of Jose Reyes because they considered Ruben Tejada an adequate replacement and for the most part, minus the flashiness Tejeda was doing a solid job until his injury.

They had a veteran journeyman in Ronny Cedeno to fill-in if there was an injury but when Cedeno also went down there were many questions about the team's depth.  Prior to his injury Justin Turner wasn't seen as an everyday shortstop and Jordany Valdespin quickly showed that he should stick to the right side of the infield.

Even as Omar Quintanilla was being called up some thought the Mets should have just promoted Sean Kazmar, considered a a weak hitting defensive specialist.  But it was Quintanilla who arrived and received very little fan fare.  He still hardly gets mentioned as his defense has been serviceable and he has made solid contributions at the plate.

Quintanilla is hitting .258 with 4 doubles, 1 homerun and 4 RBIs while posting a  fld. pct. .973, two errors in 53 attempts while turning 12 doubleplays.

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