Fansided
New York Mets News

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)
facebooktwitterreddit
3 of 29
Mets
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 07: Keon Broxton #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates after hitting a solo homerun in the ninth inning of Game Three of the National League Division Series off outfield Wade Davis #71 of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on October 7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Keon Broxton

Outfielder Keon Broxton joined the Mets via trade this offseason with the Milwaukee Brewers. His role is not yet defined which means you can expect a variety of predictions from him this season.

Keon Broxton will play a very good center field defensively. As a fourth outfielder that I am sure Brodie wants trotted out there to show off, he will get 250 at-bats minimum this year. I am seeing 65+ strikeouts and a .240 average with 7-10 home runs and 30 RBI. He will steal approximately 15 bases as well. He reminds me of Cameron Maybin. – Steve Malik

Broxton will split time with Lagares in center field and they’ll have about the same offensive numbers. Hopefully, they’re both not hurt at the same time. – Kevin Strauss

Broxton stops striking out so often and hits for a slightly higher average. He will continue to draw walks, provide power and speed off the bench, and play an elite center field. – Nick Scheurer

Broxton most likely will not have a starting role with the Mets but will be an effective utility outfielder. – Leen Amin

Somebody is bound to land on the DL and Keon will finally get the ABs he needs to get something going at the plate. Until then, he’ll make highlight reel plays when he gets the chance to play. – Mark Sales

Center field is the weakest position on the Mets roster. Both Broxton and Lagares are great defensive players with questionable bats. In Broxton’s case, his athleticism and potential as a power hitter may give him the edge as the primary starting option. – Allen Settle

Broxton won’t get a chance for regular playing time until June but plays well enough to give Mickey Callaway a good problem upon Cespedes’ return. – Jason Dye

The more I look at what he has done in the major leagues, the less I am excited about this deal. I could see him struggling and ending up as a major burden on the roster. He doesn’t give the Mets anything more than what Juan Lagares can do other than power. Mark him down for a sub-.250 batting average and 10 home runs if he even gets the at-bats to do it. – Tim Boyle

facebooktwitterreddit