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Jason Bay vs. Jordany Valdespin

Jordany Valdespin watches the game from the dugout

Jordany Valdespin watches the game from the dugout waiting for his turn to bat. (July 7, 2012) (Credit: David Pokress)

A night after hitting a go-ahead three-run home run off Nationals closer Tyler Clippard, Jordany Valdespin is not in the Mets starting lineup. The struggling Jason Bay is, however. Despite Bay's much larger career sample size, the two players have come to the plate almost the same number of times this season. Here's how they compare:


  Jason Bay Jordany Valdespin
Games 23 41
Plate appearances 86 82
Home runs 4 5
Average .179 .269
On-base percentage .244 .305
Slugging percentage .359 .551
On-base plus slugging percentage .603 .856
Runs 10 16
RBIs 6 18
Stolen bases 2 4

Tags: Jason Bay , Jordany Valdespin , Tyler Clippard

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