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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


2010 Topps Gold Ruben Tejada #416
2010 Topps Gold Ruben Tejada #416
$1.50

2011 TOPPS SERIES 2 LOT OF 3 CARDS METS RUBEN TEJADA # 625
2011 TOPPS SERIES 2 LOT OF 3 CARDS METS RUBEN TEJADA # 625
$1.25

2012  TOPPS  GOLD SPARKELS RUBEN TEJADA
2012 TOPPS GOLD SPARKELS RUBEN TEJADA
$0.25

2013 Allen & Ginter Ruben Tejada HI # SP Card #326 New York Mets
2013 Allen & Ginter Ruben Tejada HI # SP Card #326 New York Mets
$1.00

2013 TOPPS GYPSY QUEEN RUBEN TEJADA BASE CARD - CARD #118 - NEW YORK METS
2013 TOPPS GYPSY QUEEN RUBEN TEJADA BASE CARD - CARD #118 - NEW YORK METS
$0.69

RUBEN TEJADA 2010 TOPPS CHROME REFRACTOR CARD #201
RUBEN TEJADA 2010 TOPPS CHROME REFRACTOR CARD #201
$3.00

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
$180.00

2012 Topps Triple Threads Game Worn Jersey Autograph Auto Ruben Tejada 50/50
2012 Topps Triple Threads Game Worn Jersey Autograph Auto Ruben Tejada 50/50
$4.99

2012 Topps Triple Threads Auto/Jersey Ruben Tejada 47/75
2012 Topps Triple Threads Auto/Jersey Ruben Tejada 47/75
$7.50



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