We continue our examination of leaders at each position. In this feature, the focus is on the…
Top 50 Scouting Report: #25 SS Ruben Tejada
Vital Statistics: Name: Ruben Tejada DOB: September 1, 1989 Height: 5'11" Weight: 165 Bats: Right Throws: Right Not too often does a teenager prospect create such waves of chatter and attention, but for the Mets' young shortstop, Ruben Tejada, his buzz was almost instantaneous. The native Venuezuelan was signed in 2006, and after a summer of work with Mets coaches, he got his first shot at professional ball in the summer league bearing his country's name. Perhaps it was the comfort of playing in Venezuela, but Tejada's talents shined right from the start. Offensively, he was excellent in nearly every facet of the game. In a league filled with young players with limited power and consistency at the plate, Tejada quickly displayed a level of production rarely, if ever, seen by a prospect at that level. A hot start triggered a monumental summer in Venezuela. His statistics across the board were among the team leaders, but one cannot overlook the fact that he did all of that as a...
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