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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 699 of 983 players
Velandia
Jorge Velandia
Born: January 12, 1975 at Caracas, Venezuela
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 5.09 Weight: 185

Jorge Velandia was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on July 2, 2010.

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First Mets game: September 6, 2000
Last Mets game: September 28, 2003





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murphy
June 26, 2001
I keep hoping that Velandia will come up and hit better than Rey Rey. Unfortunately, he still doesn't have a hit in a Mets uniform. So we continue to be stuck watching the worst everyday hitter in the major leagues at shortstop.

VELANDIA IS ON THE BENCH
August 10, 2001
velandia is useful to the team.in case alfonzo needs a warm bench to sit on velandia will help out in that department

Mike Ondreyko
September 6, 2001
I live in Binhamton, saw him as well as many others come through AA ball here. Met him at the grocery store I worked at and helped him locate the Ramen noodles. :)

Danna
December 20, 2001
I met him back in 1998. He is a very decent person and very down to earth. He may not be the best out there, but hey, he made it to the major league! That's better than a lot of people. Besides, he is a great dancer.

Pete Caldera as DB
June 9, 2002
Everbody that likes Jorge Velamdia, I hear ya. Hey, he is just so likable. Too bad he can't hit. He's dazzling defensively, but he can't hit. Ordonez has a career .243 career batting average, Velandia is at .182 career, plus he has no hits as a Met. That's ugly.

VIBaseball
January 31, 2003
Can it be, a Mets hitter even feebler than Sergio Ferrer? I'm trying to recall if I've seen Jorgito even get the ball out of the infield!

Gregory Gewirtz
April 1, 2003
Good field, no hit.

Velandia was a guy the Mets alledgedly had interest in trading for after Rey Ordonez broke his arm in May 2000, an injury that was supposed to keep him out six weeks, but since it didn't heal right, kept him out for the rest of the season.

Melvin Mora and Kurt Abbott, (mostly Mora) kept the shortstop hole warm from the time Ordonez went down to a few days before the trading deadline when we got Mike Bordick. Neither Mora or Abbott were anything defensively, and each made costly errors in games that lead the Mets to believe they needed a surer glove at short.

I always thought had the Mets picked up Velandia as a late-inning defensive replacement, a combination of Mora, Abbott, and Velandia, would have been enough of a stopgap.

In late August 2000, we finally acquired Velandia from the A's for some never-will-be.

Mr. Sparkle
July 17, 2003
This guy can't hit his weight in the minors and he was just called up to the Mets. He is 0-24 for the Mets and not much better in the minors. What's next, Kevin Baez?

Shorty Larson
November 29, 2005
He could never hit, and yet he spent one whole season in the Major Leagues, with the Oakland A's under manager Art Howe. In 2002, when Reyes went down with a sprained ankle in September, Art let Velandia fill in for Reyes. To Howe's credit, Velandia was an excellent shortstop, and for a while was hitting around .407. Later, however, Velandia returned to form, and finished at .190.









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