Thursday, February 4, 2010

Spring Preview: Utility Infielder

Ramiro Pena

2009 Stats: .287/1/10

Ramiro Pena is the young, athletic short stop turned utility infielder turned possible outfielder for the New York Yankees. He hit .287 last year which surprises me, since I don't ever remember feeling confidant with him up at the plate. I wish there was something clever or funny to write about Pena, but he's probably the least interesting player on the team. It's not his fault, it's just that we know pretty much nothing about him except that he pretty much always the same look on his face that Bambi had when they killed his mother. That's all I've got.

2010 Prediction:

Pena will continue to be relatively anonymous, being overshadowed by most ball boys and clubhouse janitors. That said, he will provide strong defense in the late innings, and, should any of our infielders get injured, will be a more than serviceable back up. He may even make a case for him being a starter somewhere, which could lead to a trade.

Little Known Ramiro Pena Fact:

Every fact about Ramiro Pena is little known.


Anonymous said...

He really is very forgettable, except for that one time with his first ML home run. I think it's because he mostly played SS, IIRC, and we already have a pretty good (and gangster) one of those.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Yeah, I realized as I sat down to write the preview that I literally knew nothing about this guy. Nothing.