Giants' Velez Just Keeps Hitting

Anthony PascualContributor IAugust 10, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 16:  Eugenio Velez #8 of the San Francisco Giants smiles before the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 16, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Eugenio Velez proves he does not belong in the minor leagues, where he was just two weeks ago.  He is red hot with a 13 game hit streak since he got back from triple A ball in Fresno (15 if you want to count the two games before; he was demoted to the minor league, just earlier this year).

The stats are off the charts and almost unbelievable.  He has a batting average of .429, with 11 RBI, in the first 13 games of his return.  He also has an on-base percentage of .458, and an astonishing slugging percentage .661.  Do not let this man's size fool you; he can even hit the long bomb with three home runs so far in the 13 games. 

People mention that he is not a great leadoff hitter, because of his 92 plate appearances this season and only three walks.  I say, if the man is hitting this well, let’s not settle for any walks, let the man hit. 

Velez is showing that he really deserves to be in the major leagues.  If he can keep this up, Giants fans will be very pleased having some offensive firepower behind the almost unstoppable bullpen the Giants have had this year.