New York Mets' 3 Most Pivotal Bench Players in 2013

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New York Mets' 3 Most Pivotal Bench Players in 2013
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Jordany Valdespin is a great athlete with the ability to turn on a fastball, plus play both infield and outfield.

What do you get when a team mixes a good amount of young talent with a relative lack of established superstars? The result is a "win" for the fans—healthy competition that adds spice to a time of the year that the more casual baseball enthusiast would prefer to ignore.

Three players who are fighting it out for spots on the New York Mets roster will see their share of playing time in 2013. Although it won't be on an everyday basis, these youngsters will make their presences felt. In fact, they can be key to whatever this lost franchise defines as "success" in a season that's not expected to have a lot of it.

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