Based on 2020 performances, which members of the New York Mets should we be concerned about next season?
It’s difficult to judge any player on his 2020 performance because of how it all played out. Nobody on the New York Mets had an opportunity to kick things into high gear as they normally do.
Spring training was completed in the middle of summer while people in the Northeast blasted their air conditioners and dined at home. With only 60 games available to make their season a memorable one, there wasn’t enough time to turn their campaigns around.
Even with this taken into consideration, there are some members of the Mets we should be worried about.
You may not have pressed the panic button too hard on them. However, given their slumps and/or shady numbers, I’m not exactly confident in what they can provide the team in 2021.
How worried are you about Pete Alonso? Rising Apple’s Zach Rotman isn’t worried. I wish I could relax as much as him.
The big guy slashed .231/.326/.490 this past season in 239 trips to the plate. His power was present and so was his ability to drive in runs. Alonso was on pace to come close to replicating many of his 2019 numbers except for some of those important metrics.
Alonso may not be able to hit .250+ every year and that’s okay. He’s not in the big leagues to win a batting title. Like Big Al of Little League World Series fame, he’s here to hit dingers.
I’m not terribly worried about Alonso, but there is concern on my part. He probably won’t be the perennial MVP candidate every year like his rookie season suggested. In all fairness, how many big sluggers really are?
Alonso still has some growing and developing to do in baseball. If his weaker than expected 2020 season allows him to correct some weaknesses, it was all worth the mild concern.