NY Sports Dog: Angel Pagan is a Star

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Angel Pagan is a Star

With all of the uncertainty surrounding the Mets early this year, its been unheralded Angel Pagan that has provided the spark, the hits, the range in centerfield, the intelligent baserunning and the consistency that has kept the team in the hunt as they attempt to chase down a spot in first place.

How good has Pagan been?

Since May 1st, he's hit .315 with a .371 OBP and slugged at a .477 clip.  He has gotten a hit in 26 of the 33 games played over that span.  Since May 1st he has 41 hits, 8 doubles, 9 stolen bases and has scored 21 runs. 

That equates to over 200 hits, 100 runs scored, 44 stolen bases and 40 doubles over a full season.

That, my friends, is a star.

If we combine his 2009 and 2010 seasons you get an idea of how valuable he's been over a full slate of games:

Angel Pagan Batting Stats for Years 2009 to 2010

Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+





2009-2010 NYM 144 603 547 86 165 31 15 10 57 25 10 45 87 .302 .352 .468 .820 118






The best part of it is that Pagan continues to get better.

His eye at the plate is better, he is hitting to the gaps, playing smart defense, and running the bases with intelligence and hustle to maximize his speed.

He may not be very well known outside of New York, but what we know is that Angel Pagan has morphed into one of the most important players on the Mets, and he has become a complete player.

Here are his 2010 numbers and his projections:

2010 Season Stats
SPLITSGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
Season562043260944252031113.294.356.436.792
Career323956147271542019109811653713.283.337.441.778
Last 7 days5212621022320.286.348.476.824
Projected16058391171261111715789319.294.356.436.792
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1 comment:

Brooklyn Trolley Blogger said...

Been following him since he was a Brooklyn Cyclone in 2001. I'm just glad he's a Met again and doing well. I knew he had it in him. He was just beset by so many injuries and some bad luck. I made my man-crush on him public last week in a post.

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