2016 at a glance
Record: 87-75 (2nd in NL East)
Hitting: 26th (4.14 R/G)
Pitching: 3rd (3.58 ERA)
The only major moves the Mets have made this offseason have been to re-sign free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and extend a qualifying offer to 2B Neil Walker (which he accepted). Otherwise, they bring back virtually their entire team from last season.
So lets look at their lineup
pretty pedestrian to say the least. But at the same time not terrible but with pitching like the Mets have they don’t need to score 5 runs a game.
If Wright comeback to form, Bruce can wake up and somebody else step up then the Mets might be able to do something nice offensively but that is a big if.
Conforto is a very talented hitter but he can NOT hit LHP (.104) you might as well as put me out there vs a leftie. So he is only a platoon guy for now. Granderson is getting old, Wright is injury prone just too many questions. Also this is not a very good defense team either.
|1||Noah Syndergaard||SP||197||15||7||2.74||1.11||229||44||14.2%||98.0 mph|
|2||Jacob deGrom||SP||177||12||8||3.05||1.11||180||42||10.7%||93.4 mph|
|3||Steven Matz||SP||149||9||8||3.32||1.21||145||36||9.8%||93.6 mph|
|4||Matt Harvey||SP||125||8||6||3.38||1.26||110||34||10.1%||94.5 mph|
|5||Robert Gsellman||SP||112||6||7||3.86||1.32||85||32||9.1%||93.7 mph|
Syndergrom scares me a bit, I will be avoiding him in fantasy because I have concerns. Bone chips last year, high sliders, 98mph FB. Just don’t get the warm and fuzzies about him pitching all season. He is an ace no doubt and when in I won’t bet against him. DeGrom is solid as well and the 1-2 punch is lights out.
Harvey is shaky but could be a prime bounce back candidate and would probably offer some value in fantasy. Matz, Gselleman, Lugo are good pitchers too so pitching should not be a big deal.
Mets have a lot of questions and a lot of talent. I wish they had a little more speed on the bases. They should hit a good amount of HRs and the rotation is solid.
I think their win total might be a little high but 90 wins wouldn’t shock me either. Definitely not better than Washington and if injuries pile up things could get messy.