With the loss of Jose Reyes, the starting shortstop spot has been taken over in New York by Ruben Tejada.
Well Tejada might be a name that you should learn moving forward. In fact, let’s compare the 22-year-old Mets shortstop to the guy who used to man the position in Reyes.
Reyes: .225 batting average, zero homers, four RBI, 11 runs, .316 on-base percentage.
Tejada: .291 batting average, zero homers, eight RBI, 14 runs, .351 on-base percentage.
Outside of the fact that neither player has hit a home run yet, Tejada is besting Reyes in all of the above categories.
Tejada isn’t a guy who’s going to smack a bunch of home runs, but he’s hitting for a decent average and is scoring more runs in the early going than Reyes is. The youngster has many Met fans saying "good riddance" to Reyes.