Now that the 2012 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting rotation, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (Manny Acosta) to Y (Chris Young) as our Mets 101 Player Review series returns. In each review we will take a look at one player's 2012 performance and what role, if any, they can expect to have with the Mets in 2013. Today we will look at Center Fielder Andres Torres.
Mets 101 Player Review: Andres Torres
2012 Stats: .230 Average / 3 HR / 35 RBI / .327 OBP/ 47 Runs
2012 Story: Andres Torres was brought in to the Mets through the Angel Pagan trade along with Ramon Ramirez. An attempt not to just to help sure up the bull pen, but also cover the departure of Pagan. However, as it would turn out due to injury in the early part of the season, that would not be the case. While he did manage to get on the field and his impact as a whole was nominal at best.
Contract Status: Free Agent
Odds of Returning: 40%.
2013 Role: Center Fielder/Back up Outfielder
In the scope of the trade, the Giants certainly received the better end of the deal. Though there was a point where Torres out performed his season total, it was just that in a sense, a blip. If Torres were to come back, I can't imagine it being more than just a back up role. Looking at our state of the 2013 outfield, we will most likely go with one of complete youth, being Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Jordany Valdespin, Lucas Duda OR a combination of that and a free agent outfielder.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for Mets 101's player review of Short Stop Justin Turner.Tags: Andres Torres, Angel Pagan, Baseball, Jordany Valdespin, Justin Turner, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Lucas Duda, MLB, New York, New York Mets, Ramon Ramirez