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Mets single-season records that could be broken in 2020

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Jeff McNeil #6 of the New York Mets celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run to right field in the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field on September 11, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Jeff McNeil #6 of the New York Mets celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run to right field in the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field on September 11, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Pete Alonso set multiple single-season New York Mets record in 2019, most notably by smashing 53 home runs. Will we see another record fall in 2020?

While the moves that have been made this offseason show some potential, the outcome for The New York Mets 2020 season is still very unpredictable. Although last season showed more promise than 2018, much of the 2019 season was rather frustrating for Mets fans.

Despite some not caring much about franchise records, for this reason, I’d like to bring up some possible Mets single-season records that could be broken in 2020 to bring some light for you Mets fans who are hesitant to have hope for next season.

Will any history be made by one of our beloved Mets?

Batting Average: Jeff McNeil

Current record: .354 set by John Olerud (1998)

The current .354 average seems like a somewhat manageable goal for a player like Jeff McNeil who had a .318 record for 510 AB, despite having a few short IL stints. Whether he breaks the record or not is dependant on a few things. Although McNeil finished the 2019 season on the IL for a fracture in his right wrist, it could play in his favor.

Many players find it much easier to get in a groove again in the offseason post-injury rather than during the season. This is because it is very hard for players to make changes to their playing styles in the middle of a season. McNeil has been a blessing to the Mets lineup as one of the most consistent hitters we have and it is a big possibility that he comes back better than ever after his surgery.

Runs Batted In: Pete Alonso

Current Record: 124 tied Mike Piazza (2000) and David Wright (2004)

After Pete Alonso’s almost unbelievable rookie season, many doubt he could ever have one that compares. Yet while that may be true in regards to home runs, Alonso still has many more records to break. One of which could be the Mets RBI record which Alonso was very close to beating last season with 120 RBI.

An aspect that could play a major roll in whether he breaks this or not is his control at the plate. Alonso has a great eye for hitting runs but if you watch his at-bats he still tends to reach a good amount as many players do. With more training, Alonso could have even more control upping his game.

Although Alonso is expected to have a slightly less impressive season especially because a season like his is hard to beat. We all know that the Polar Bear is a player who is great at beating the odds & with more control at the plate he has a good chance of breaking this record.

Strikeouts per Nine Innings: Jacob deGrom

Current Record: 11.39 set by Dwight Gooden (1984)

This is a record that has been held up for many years. But we all know if there was a pitcher who could break it, it would be Jacob deGrom. deGrom pitched 11.3 and 11.2 K/9 in his past two seasons respectively.

Despite projections putting him on a downward course, in this area specifically, he has only gone up. If deGrom can keep up his accuracy beating this record is a possibility for him in 2020.

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