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New York Mets: Three Amed Rosario predictions for 2020

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: Amed Rosario #1 of the New York Mets rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Jorge De La Rosa #29 of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the seventh inning during their game at Citi Field on May 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: Amed Rosario #1 of the New York Mets rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Jorge De La Rosa #29 of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the seventh inning during their game at Citi Field on May 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 24: Amed Rosario #1 of the New York Mets slides into second base in the ninth inning of their game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 24, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Rosario will steal 30 bases for the Mets in 2020

Admittedly, this one may be the biggest stretch of the three, but I don’t believe it’s entirely unrealistic and I do believe that Rosario possesses the speed as a base runner to make it happen.

If there’s one issue that the Mets have consistently had over the past several seasons, its been the lack of speed by its players running the bases. No Met has stolen 30 bases in a season since Eric Young Jr did for the team back in 2014.

The last player to come close to reaching that mark was Amed Rosario in 2018 when he swiped 24 bags, and hopefully, with a bit of work on his first step from first base and him attempting a few more swipes next season, I believe Rosario may be able to steal 30 bags in 2020.

Granted, if it doesn’t out, I’d much rather Rosario say put at first base than get thrown out at second. However, the ability for a player to move into scoring position is an asset any team could use, and I feel Rosario has the ability to do just that.

While the Mets appear to have better offensive talent going into 2020 than in most seasons, they still are known to have some rough nights scoring runs (particularly when Jacob deGrom is on the mound) and being able to steal a base to more easily score a run can some times be the difference in games.

Rosario is by far the fastest player on the team and just two years ago swiped 24 bases. He if can reach the 30 base mark, all the better, and with heavy hitters like Alonso, Conforto and Cespedes potentially hitting behind him, this will definitely lead to a few more runs scored.

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