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Wilson Betemit

There is an interesting diary over at John Sickel's site about Wilson Betemit.

In it, I found something I had not heard previously.  He is purported to be a couple years younger than his listed age of 25.

That would help explain his difficulties in realizing the potential that others recognized in him in the prior century.

When one looks at his power production, one gets the sens that it is still developing.

He hit single digit HRs in his first four seasons (1998-2000).  The hit 12, 8, 8, 13 in his next four, the last three in AAA.

Last year he hit 5 as a Braves back-up.

This year he has 8 in 171 ABs, and his highest SLG as a professional to-date - .520.