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Ruben Tejada – New York Mets SS/2B


H/W:  5-11  165 lb.     B/T:  R/R     DOB: 9/1/89

The Mets aggressively pushed Tejada this season and it showed.  Tejada played the full season at High-A St. Lucie skipping a level.  Not surprisingly, Tejada struggled to maintain his sterling BB/K ratio and SB numbers.  Tejada's glove is ahead of his bat right now as he possesses above average range and arm strength to play SS at the MLB level.   His baserunning speed is good, though his SB numbers decreased from 35 in '07 to just 8 this season.  Tejada will never hit for much power, though his plate discipline is advanced for a player his age and could produce a solid average suitable for a top of the order hitter.  Additionally, Tejada is a mentally tough "grinder" whose work ethic has been lauded by team officials.

2009 Projection: Tejeda was the victim of an overly zealous organization that tends to rush its prospects too quickly through their system.  Expect Tejeda to repeat at St. Lucie with better results.  Watch to see if he can develop a little bit more extra-base pop while increasing his average.  Tejeda is very young still and has quite a way to go before realizing his projectible skills.  Temper your expectations, but do keep an eye on his development.

Key Ruben Tejada Baseball Cards:

  • 2008 Donruss Threads Auto #/999


2008 Donruss Threads RUBEN TEJADA Card  #74 Mets
2008 Donruss Threads RUBEN TEJADA Card #74 Mets
$0.99

CARLOS RUIZ RUBEN TEJADA RODRIGUEZ 2009 TOPPS UD WBC TRIPLE JERSEY #1/25 PANAMA
CARLOS RUIZ RUBEN TEJADA RODRIGUEZ 2009 TOPPS UD WBC TRIPLE JERSEY #1/25 PANAMA
$50.00

2013 Topps Heritage MLB #129 Ruben Tejada New York Mets
2013 Topps Heritage MLB #129 Ruben Tejada New York Mets
$1.05

Ruben Tejada 2010 Bowman Chrome Baseball Refractor Rookie Card (BDP51) NY Mets
Ruben Tejada 2010 Bowman Chrome Baseball Refractor Rookie Card (BDP51) NY Mets
$0.99

2013 Topps Mini #485 Ruben Tejada - NM-MT
2013 Topps Mini #485 Ruben Tejada - NM-MT
$1.00

2008 Donruss Threads NEW YORK METS RUBEN TEJADA AUTO RC SP /999
2008 Donruss Threads NEW YORK METS RUBEN TEJADA AUTO RC SP /999
$1.99

2010 Bowman RC #195 Ruben Tejada New York Mets
2010 Bowman RC #195 Ruben Tejada New York Mets
$0.99

RUBEN TEJADA SIGNED GAME USED BAT NEW YORK METS GAME USED MLB AUTHENTICATED
RUBEN TEJADA SIGNED GAME USED BAT NEW YORK METS GAME USED MLB AUTHENTICATED
$150.00

2010 RUBEN TEJADA TOPPS CHROME PROSPECT AUTO
2010 RUBEN TEJADA TOPPS CHROME PROSPECT AUTO
$1.99



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