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
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|
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