Mets Season in Review: Jose Reyes
How He Fared in 2016
Through 60 games with New York last year, Reyes played particularly well for a team decimated by injury.
Playing mostly third base as a result of Asdrubal Cabrera being the everyday shortstop and David Wright‘s injury, Reyes started off well. As the season progressed, his fielding at third base took a little bit of a hit.
Finishing the season with a .948 fielding percentage at third through 50 games started, compare that to Cheslor Cuthbert on the Kansas City Royals, who finished with the same percentage in 127 games (123 started/ ranked 15th among third basemen). In 13 games played and 10 games started at shortstop, Reyes did not commit an error, however.
At the plate, Reyes gave the Mets his usual spark that he always brings to the table. In 279 plate appearances, Reyes batted .267 with 8 home runs and 24 RBIs. One of the biggest numbers from his offensive season was his slugging percentage. Though it was in 66 fewer games, Reyes finished with a .443 slugging percentage, his highest since 2011 (.493).
As for stolen bases, Reyes led the Mets yet again with 9 for the season, even though he played in less than 50 percent of games in 2016.