NY Mets: Best designated hitter options for the 2020 season
New York Mets Designated Hitter Option: J.D. Davis
While certainly not the best candidate to serve as the Mets DH if this proposal passes, Davis is surely a name to be considered as one that the team would benefit from slotting in the spot in the lineup.
In 2019, Davis’ hot bat was one of the year’s biggest surprises, as he batted a stellar .307 with a .369 OBP with 22 home runs and 57 RBI, and it is definitely a priority for the Mets to ensure he gets as many at-bats as possible.
At 26 years old, neither risk of injury or old age is a factor in having Davis slot in as a potential designated hitter. However, the logic behind having him at DH is more to improve New York’s defense in the field.
While Davis is a fine hitter, he has mainly fielded at either third base and left field in his time with New York, and the Mets have several better defensive options to play at both of those positions, such as McNeil, Brandon Nimmo, and Jake Marisnick.
Doing this would keep Davis’ very productive bat in the line up while improving the Mets defensively. As Mets fans know all too well, some times one run can make the difference in a game, and with a season cut in half, New York should look to take every advantage it can get, and an improved defense is definitely one to consider.
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