Saturday, March 28, 2009

Who's Jonathan Malo?

In today game against the Marlins, only one Met got more than one hit: Jonathan Malo. However, if you click his name in a boxscore on the Mets website, you get this message: "There are no statistical data available for this Player." That's because the 25-year-old second baseman has never played an inning in the Major Leagues.

Malo has been in the Mets system since 2005; last season, he played for Binghamton. In 99 games he hit .261, his best average in four seasons of Minor League ball. He also had an OPS of .695, a fielding average at second base of .991, and can play third base.

According to his scouting report on, Malo has good quickness, a good enough arm to make all the throws, "is a very reliable person on the basepaths," and though he lacks power, he has a good eye at the plate.

The bottom line: Malo's an intelligent utility player with an excellent attitude who deserves a chance to play for the Mets.

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