During his time with the Milwaukee Brewers, the newest New York Mets outfielder, Keon Broxton, couldn’t remain consistent. The Mets need the best from him in 2019, but will they get that or the worst case scenario?
Broxton may not be the outfielder most Met fans were looking for the team to acquire this season, as fans had their eyes on bigger names such as Bryce Harper and A.J. Pollock. But with the 28-year-old center fielder comes some intrigue as this move could make Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen look like a genius.
Broxton’s numbers don’t exactly jump out at you as he has yet to put together consistent seasons since making his debut in 2015. The only season he has ever played over 100 games was in 2017; setting career highs in home runs, RBIs and doubles.
Despite setting career highs in those categories, with his 20 HR, he drove in 49 runs but only manage to hit for a .220 batting average. His on-base percentage was also a poor showing as he only put together an OBP of .299.
Broxton finished 2018 with a poor batting average of .179 but only played in 51 games for Milwaukee as they had a very crowded outfield which included all-stars such as Lorenzo Cain and reigning National League Most Valuable Player Christian Yelich.
Going into 2019, Broxton is hoping for more playing time to showcase his skills and the Mets will hope he can put the pieces together and at least hold down the fort until Yoenis Cespedes comes back from injury.
Here are his best and worst case scenarios for Broxton in 2019.