Monday, August 18, 2008

Jose Reyes Is Making a Run for MVP

It's only the middle of August and a lot could happen between now and October 1st, but I'm here to tell you that you should be enjoying the season Jose Reyes is having. For some reason, we're all caught up in the BLOWpen or the resurgance of Carlos Delgado or the surprising young studs to appreciate what Jose Reyes is doing.

Jose Reyes is quietly having an MVP season.

Now it's always hard to consider leadoff hitters in MVP talk because historically the "MVP categories" are home runs, RBI, slugging and the like. But Jose Reyes is putting up offensive numbers that any team would covet. Reyes is currently leading the league in hits, runs, and triples. He's 10th in the league in batting and doubles, and Reyes is second in stolen bases. Plus Reyes is posting higher than career average numbers in batting average, OBP, slugging percentange, and OPS. Reyes is also on track to hit 17-20 home runs and drive in over 70 RBI.

On top of all that he's playing a gold glove shortstop and has more impact on his team's record than arguably any player in baseball. And this guy wasn't considered an All Star?

So be sure to take notice of Jose Reyes and appreciate the performance he's putting on. I pray that he can keep up this offensive production because if he does it puts the Mets in much better position for October.

No comments: