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    Jon Weber, A .483 Batting Average? Not Quite Good Enough

    There's a story on the NY Times Yankees blog about a minor league lifer who has been flirting with .500 this spring who the Yankees have sent down to AAA, his 11th season as a pro ballplayer. Jon Weber was original in the Reds organization, playing for Billings in 1999, then Clinton in the Midwest League before being let go.

    Despite leading the Yankees in batting this spring, Weber — who in 11 previous professional seasons has never spent a day in the major leagues — was sent to the team’s minor league camp. His next stop: Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    At his locker later, Weber checked his cellphone messages with a crestfallen look on his face. “Things just didn’t work out,” he said. “What are you going to do? You can’t control something that’s out of your hands.”
    I thought I'd put this in the Minor League forum since he's still a minor leauger.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/01/sp...l?ref=baseball

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...d=weber-001jon
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    Re: Jon Weber, A .483 Batting Average? Not Quite Good Enough

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    There's a story on the NY Times Yankees blog about a minor league lifer who has been flirting with .500 this spring who the Yankees have sent down to AAA, his 11th season as a pro ballplayer. Jon Weber was original in the Reds organization, playing for Billings in 1999, then Clinton in the Midwest League before being let go.



    I thought I'd put this in the Minor League forum since he's still a minor leauger.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/01/sp...l?ref=baseball

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...d=weber-001jon
    It's odd that he's never gotten even a cup of coffee. He gets on base at a good rate and hits for decent power. I wonder how well he fields.

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    Re: Jon Weber, A .483 Batting Average? Not Quite Good Enough

    Quote Originally Posted by pahster View Post
    It's odd that he's never gotten even a cup of coffee. He gets on base at a good rate and hits for decent power. I wonder how well he fields.
    Yep. This guy has a career line of .289/.365/.473 - .838 OPS in 4,533 career minor league plate appearances. You would think he would've received a cup of coffee somewhere along the line.

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    Re: Jon Weber, A .483 Batting Average? Not Quite Good Enough

    2009 was really the first time he put up good numbers in AAA over a full season. Even then, teams just aren't too likely to "take the risk" on a 32 year old rookie. It has to be terribly deflating for him personally.
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    Re: Jon Weber, A .483 Batting Average? Not Quite Good Enough

    I watched him play several games in Durham the last year and read about him all year long. I don't understand why he doesn't catch on as a DH somewhere. Then again, screw the Yankees.


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