Mets

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
Projected Lineup

Player POS AB R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS BB K
1 Jose Reyes 3B 384 57 8 36 18 0.273 0.319 0.401 0.720 26 51
2 Curtis Granderson OF 535 85 26 61 7 0.241 0.330 0.447 0.777 66 114
3 Yoenis Cespedes OF 552 85 31 95 5 0.283 0.334 0.525 0.859 39 112
4 Jay Bruce OF 551 74 28 90 7 0.236 0.295 0.459 0.754 45 125
5 Neil Walker 2B 517 70 23 70 3 0.275 0.335 0.456 0.791 42 92
6 Asdrubal Cabrera SS 506 65 18 59 6 0.269 0.322 0.445 0.767 35 93
7 Lucas Duda 1B 402 56 22 64 1 0.244 0.331 0.468 0.799 45 94
8 Travis dArnaud C 328 39 10 34 0 0.253 0.311 0.396 0.707 25 58

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.

RotationProjected Rotation

Player POS IP W L ERA WHIP K BB SwStrike Fastball
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
6 Zack Wheeler SP 73 4 4 3.95 1.36 68 33
7 Seth Lugo SP 87 4 6 4.24 1.41 73 32

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.

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