Jordany Valdespin

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Age: 24 (born December 23, 1987)
Position: Shortstop, Second Base
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Number: 1
Acquired: Amateur draft
Contract: Major League minimum

Jordany Valdespin is a middle infielder for the Mets. He joined the team in 2012.

Valdespin spent five years in the Mets’ minor league system before coming to New York. He made his major league debut on April 23, 2012, in the Mets’ 7-2 defeat to the Giants in the second game of a doubleheader at Citi Field. He was sent down, and immediately brought back up when Ruben Tejada got hurt falling in to first base.

In '12, Valdespin's first major league hit was a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the ninth inning that broke a tie against Phillies' closer Jonathon Papelbon for a 5-2 Mets win at Philadelphia on May 7. He doubled, tripled and scored two runs in the Mets' 5-0 victory over the Orioles on June 18 at Citi Field. One night later, Jordany hit a two-run single in another 5-0 Mets win over the Birds. He scored the winning run in the ninth inning in a 6-5 Mets triumph over the Phillies at Citi Field on July 5. Valdespin homered in a 3-1 Mets victory over the Cubs at Citi Field on July 7. He also had a single, home run and a stolen base in the Mets' 6-5 win over the Braves on August 12 at Citi Field.

In 2013, Valdespin singled twice and scored three runs in a 16-5 Mets win over the Twins at Minnesota on April 12. He hit a grand slam homer in the 10th inning that gave the Mets a 7-3 victory over the Dodgers on April 24 at Citi Field. Jordany slugged a three-run homer that put the Mets ahead to stay in a 7-6 triumph over the Marlins at Miami on May 1.

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