Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Gettin' to know Zach Lutz

Usually out "Gettin' to know" column is reserved for fringe off-season signings but today we are going to take a look at the newest Met of 2012: Zach Lutz. Zach is being brought up to take Jason Bay's spot on the roster while he is on the DL. Zach hails from once great railroad town Reading, PA and attended local college Alvernia University (Go Crusaders!). He was drafted in the 5th round of the 2007 draft by the Mets, this will be his first time in the Majors.

He started this year with AAA Buffalo and put up impressive numbers: .333/.425/.556 with 3 HR in 74 PA. Except for a brief awful period in 2009 at AA those numbers are pretty typical for Lutz. Not counting his 2009 stretch (which was only 34 AB) he has never hit below .289, posted an OBP of lower than .364 and a a bottom SLG of .500. In his career he has stolen exactly one base and had a season high 17 homers with AA Binghamton. He plays 3b and hits and bats righty.


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