NEW YORK (WFAN) — Spinsanity was briefly the talk of the Mets in 2012. Jordany Valdespin displayed charisma and hit some clutch home runs, but he struggled as the season progressed.
In his rookie season, the 25-year-old batted just .241 with eight home runs and 26 RBIs in 94 games, posting a dismal .286 on-base percentage.
So was Spinsanity merely a flash in the pan?
Mets manager Terry Collins doesn’t think so. On the contrary, he believes that the confident young player could turn some heads in his sophomore season.
The skipper even went as far as to say that as of now, Valdespin is the leading candidate to hit in the leadoff spot for the Amazin’s come Opening Day.