Monday, March 23, 2009

Jeremy Reed closing in on a roster spot

Yesterday was one of the Mets best day's this Spring. Johan Santana pitched five innings of two-hit ball while reliever Sean Green lowered his Spring ERA to 2.70.

While the Mets pitchers limited the Braves to four hits, Mets batters got 17, led by Jeremy Reed, who went 4-5, upping his Spring average to .426.

Unfortunately, in his five seasons with Seattle, Reed never showed much power. Last season, in 286 at bats he hit only two home runs. However, that's twice as many as Endy Chavez hit last season for the Mets. In 2008 Reed also drove in 19 more runs than did Chavez and had a 30 point higher slugging average in 16 more at bats.

Though it appears that Reed's Spring performance could be a fluke, it could be good enough to earn him a roster spot as he can play all three outfield positions.

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