Nick Evans Becomes a Free Agent

According to Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger, Nick Evans has exercised his right to become a free agent. Back on November 11, the Mets outrighted Evans to Triple-A–a move all too common during the 2011 season. However, unlike those past times, the outfielder/infielder did not kowtow.

The corner infielder and outfielder collected 194 plate appearances for the Mets in 2011, and posted a mediocre .256/.314/.403 line with 4 homeruns, 25 RBI, and 26 runs. The 25 year-old only saw about 18% of his yearly playing time from May to July, before landing more-or-less full-time at-bats in August and September.

August was Evans’ finest month, swatting an impressive .366/.413/.585 line in 46 plate appearances. However, now seeing regular playing time, the right-handed hitter slumped mightily in September, posting a dismal .241/.265/.352 line in 113 plate appearances.

Despite his impressive Minor League career (.278/.344/.478 line), Nick Evans didn’t even “mash” left-handed pitching as advertised (.236/.323/.436) in 2011. Luckily for Evans, the to-be-26-year-old still has age on his side, but the youngster has yet to truly prove he can handle Major League pitching. Regardless, he shouldn’t have an issue finding a new organization.

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  • Metsense

    The signing of Vinny Rottino to a minor league deal (similar positions)is another indication that Nick needs to go to another organization where an opportunity might surface for him. The bad September sealed his fate with the Mets. Good luck Nick

  • risingapple

    He also didn’t hit lefties as well as he should have. @Metsense