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New York Mets player predictions for the 2019 MLB season

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 05: Ball and gloves of the New York Mets sit in the dugout before a game against the Washington Nationals at Digital Domain Park on March 5, 2012 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Nationals defeated the Mets 3-1. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 05: Ball and gloves of the New York Mets sit in the dugout before a game against the Washington Nationals at Digital Domain Park on March 5, 2012 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Nationals defeated the Mets 3-1. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 26: Todd Frazier #21 of the New York Mets smiles as he walks into the clubhouse before the game against the Atlanta Braves on September 26, 2018 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Todd Frazier

Todd Frazier‘s first year with the Mets was a major disappointment. Most fans are happy to know this will be his final year with the team. Fingers are crossed all over Queens that the result is a little different. How much optimism is there?

Frazier is coming off an unremarkable season and his role is now in question because the Mets have signed multiple infielders during this offseason. Because I expect Peter Alonso to eventually take over the first base job and the team has options at third base, I expect him to find a spot as a reserve player. – Leen Amin

Early struggles with strikeouts pave the way for Alonso’s arrival in Queens. Frazier will end up relegated to corner infielder against lefties (Wilmer Flores’ old role). – Jason Dye

Woof! By the end of the year, we’ll question why the Mets allowed him to play so many games. Todd Frazier will get his share of at-bats and should increase his power numbers. However, we’ll suffer through watching him hit around .210. The only saving grace will be good defensive metrics. – Tim Boyle

Frazier has a job to compete for. Jed Lowrie is going to get a lot of the playing time at third base. Frazier will have to transition to a platoon role or he may even be moved before the season starts. – Mark Sales

The excitement many Mets fans felt when Frazier signed quickly turned into frustration after a sub-par 2018 season. While his starting position at third base is at risk due to the Jed Lowrie signing, Frazier will still have his share of opportunities to contribute this season. In the worst-case scenario, he will be a solid power hitter and provide valuable infield depth. – Allen Settle

Frazier had an off-year in 2018, put nicely. We all know he is better than he was last season and I expect a return to form on both sides of the ball. – Kevin Strauss

Frazier will slash around .230/.325/.455 and hit 26 home runs in his walk year. He’ll have more protection in the lineup which will create better pitches for him to hit. – Nick Scheurer

I think he loses at-bats to Jed Lowrie, Peter Alonso and T.J. Rivera in 2019. He may get 85 to 95 at-bats and mainly serve as a right-handed pinch hitter in 2019 off the bench. He’ll be a non-factor in 2019. – Steve Malik

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