Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ivan De Jesus Jr is killing the ball in Puerto Rico

On March 2, 2009, Ivan De Jesus, Jr. broke his leg in a "B" game in Spring Training at Camelback Ranch.

De Jesus is still on the Dodgers 40-man roster. But since Ned Colletti signed every single utility man available this off-season, De Jesus might not get a chance to play in Los Angeles.

De Jesus did get an opportunity to play for the Dodgers this season and he struggled. In 17 games, he batted .188 with a .235 OBP. {Baseball Reference Game Log} You might not remember that he even made the Opening Day roster! Within a month he was sent down to Albuquerque and till this day, I didn't understand the Dodgers decision of not giving him a September call-up.

It's a different story in Winter Ball. De Jesus is is playing for the Leones de Ponce in Puerto Rico and he's killing the ball.

In 12 games, De Jesus is batting .438! 48 at-bats - 21 hits/4 Doubles/3 Triples/31 Total Bases.

.500 OBP/.646 SLG/1.146 OPS -

I know it's a Winter Ball league in Puerto Rico but those are some nice stats. He's only 24 years old and I hope the Dodgers give him another look in Spring Training.

Stats obtained from MLB.com


dodgerbobble said...

Good numbers. I though he'd make a fine utility man in 2012, but Ned is going nuts with the infielders.

Roberto Baly said...

I agree. There is no room for him next year now since Colletti went crazy with all these infielders. Why not trade him then? Get something in return.

Spiegel83 said...

DeJesus isn't old enough or gritty enough to be a Dodger utility player. Colletti loves old washed up vets.

Roberto Baly said...

You're right. It's sad.