The Mets might be done but that doesn’t mean they don’t have players that can help you out in your fantasy baseball playoff run.
It’s that time of year again. Some fantasy baseball leagues have their playoffs around this time. Others are entering their final few weeks where every point counts.
If you’re looking to see if you have the right New York Mets players, you came to the right place. Here, we’re going to show you the three Mets players that you want on your team. If you already have them, you may be in a good place. If you can get your hands on them, do it.
For this article, we’ll be discussing points and how well these players have been doing over the past 30 days entering Sunday. We already discussed our formula for pitchers, which can be found HERE. Our formula for hitters is as follows.
Total Base – 1 point.
Run Scored – 1 point.
Stolen Base – 4 points.
Hit by Pitch – 1 point.
Walk – 1 point.
RBI – 1 point.
Outfield Assist – 5 points.
Caught Stealing – -2 points.
Error – -3 points.
This guy should be on everybody’s team because he’s Jacob deGrom. He’s been great all season but he’s been exceptionally good as of late. In fact, if you look at all MLB pitchers over the last 30 days, only Max Scherzer has more.
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deGrom has given up five earned eight over the course of 42.2 innings. That’s a 1.69 ERA. During that time, he’s gone seven innings or more three times while earning quality starts each time out. He’s also recorded nine or more strikeouts in each of his last five starts.
Entering Sunday, his 55 strikeouts over the last 30 days were tied for the MLB lead with Scherzer. In total, he’s scored 144 points while earning an average of 24 per game. deGrom will enter his next start with a season long average of 21.5 points per game.
When it comes to coring points, few players can do better than Wheeler. In fact during the 30 day span, he’s not far behind Jake. I don’t just mean on the Mets, but in all of baseball. During the same span, he’s given up only four earned runs in 3.2 fewer innings while recording only 41 strikeouts.
Those 41 strikeouts were good for 8th best in baseball during that time. During the 30 day span, Wheeler scored an impressive 142 points, just two points behind Jake, and good for the third best pitching streak in all of baseball, and fourth best period. (Ronald Acuna Jr. has scored 155 points and Scherzer scored 162.)
It’s been an amazing stretch for Wheeler, where he averaged 23.7 points per game. Before the 30 day stretch began on July 27th, Wheeler had scored just 174 points for the season at that point, or roughly less than 50 points per month.
Originally, Jeff McNeil was going to have this spot, but his injury and the fact that Rosario is better in a few areas changed things. While his batting average during the stretch was .225, he made up for it with speed.
His seven stolen bases were tied for fourth most in all of baseball and even though four Mets players had more hits, his 19 runs scored led the team during that time. During the 30 day stretch, Rosario scored 77 points. Out of all players who are mainly shortstops, only five scored more.
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If you have either deGrom or Wheeler and have them pitch every start, or you slot in Rosario whenever you need to, your team will be ready.