Scott Hairston is no Mike Baxter off the bench. Mike Baxter as a pinch hitter so far this season is hitting .444/BA 5/2B 6/RBI 6/R. Hairston on the other hand is hitting .083/BA 0/2B 0/RBI 0/R. But this is not about Hairston as a Pinch hitter. This is about how Hairston when he has played Left Field has been just as good as Baxter has been as a pinch hitter.
With Jason Bay on the dl Hairston has given the Mets production out of LF in minimal at bats similar to what everyday NL Left-Fielders have given their team so far this season.
Hairston as a Left-Fielder has produced for the Mets 13 rbi’s over 46 at bats. That is 8 less than players like Martin Prado of Atlanta & Jason Kubel of Arizona have produced over 156 & 147 at bats respectively.
If you look at the players listed below Hairston ranks pretty favorably amongst them when you consider what he has done in limited play as a Left-Fielder. His line of .304/BA .333/OBP .609/SLG 3/HR 3/2B 1/3B 13/RBI 7/R is part of the reason this Mets team are 5 games above .500 today.
View in WebPage – Link