Who Will Have The Better Season, Cowgill or Valdespin?

An article by posted on March 26, 2013

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ClaytonJordany Valdespin, I see Cowgill getting a hot start then hitting a wall. Valdespin however I could see being the best run producer in the outfield in 2013.

AdamCollin Cowgill because he’s a better defender and has better plate discipline/selection at the plate. Valdespin will hit for more power and be a question mark on defense, while Cowgill will produce better on-base numbers to go along with decent defense.

XtreemIcon – Jordany has the higher ceiling and more talent. Given equal playing time, he should outperform Cowgill. But the key phrase is “equal playing time.” We’ve seen how Valdy has not endeared himself to management, for a variety of reasons. However, production makes everything better.

Joe S. - JV1 as long as he protects himself from his own over-inflated ego and Justin Verlander fastballs.

Satish – Valdespin, but I have to admit, I am really starting to like what I see out of Cowgill. Something about Valdespin’s approach at the plate, in a small sample size of course, seems a little more mature so far and I would like to hope he worked out some of the kinks in his free-swinging ways. My only experience watching Cowgill has been his time here in Spring Training, and while I do like it, I am hesitant to completely jump on the bandwagon yet. I always thought Valdespin could work out to be a poor man’s Brandon Phillips – lite.

Craig L. – I think ‘Spin is a flash in the pan having a great spring. Cowgill will be more consistent have his coming out party in 2013.

Jessica – I think Cowgill will because he’ll get more of a chance than Valdespin. Cowgill has pretty much locked his spot on the Opening Day roster and Terry Collins will keep him around, not only because he’s an outfielder, but he’s an outfielder that hits the ball.

Dan V.Jordany Valdespin hands down. Attitude aside, Valdespin is probably the most talented overall player on the Mets roster right now. If he keeps his mind right, he will steal a starting job, possibly in center, and lead the team in stolen bases and triples.

Paul Z. - If Valdespin, has his head on straight, and it seems he does, he has all the potential.

Daniel N. – ‘Spin, ‘Spin, ‘Spin! That’s no slight to Cowgill whose been having a great spring, but I think Valdespin can be used in more situations, which will give him better numbers. ‘Spin has quickness and power. He can hit almost anywhere in the lineup and can platoon in more positions.

Gregg – Tough choice between Valdespin & Cowgill, but Cowgill could become an icon here, if he plays well. After all who couldn’t use some more Cowgill?

Elliot – Jordany Valdespin. He worked a lot on plate patience in the off-season and it will pay off big time.

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