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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) General manager Sandy Alderson of the New York Mets speaks to the media before a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field on September 17, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Giants defeated the Mets 8-5. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) General manager Sandy Alderson of the New York Mets speaks to the media before a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field on September 17, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Giants defeated the Mets 8-5. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 12: J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets at bat against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on August 12, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

J.D. Davis – 3B

J.D. was one of the major surprises of the 2019 season, as he slashed .307/.369/.527 with 22 home runs and 57 RBI. In 2020, that was a different story. He slashed .247/.371/.389 with six home runs and 19 RBI. From what I saw in the latter half of the year, pitchers were constantly throwing him high fastballs that he just could not catch up to. Hopefully, for next season Davis can make that adjustment and get back to his 2019 form.

Davis is a liability in the field, so in order for him to be in the lineup every day, he has to produce at the plate. I do think Davis can be a solid third baseman, he’s got the arm and it seemed to me that he was more comfortable there than he was in left field. I assume with more reps he will only improve.

Davis also has been a name brought up in many trade discussions. The main name has been Francisco Lindor but I wouldn’t be surprised if he is part of a deal for a starting pitcher or even a better third baseman like Nolan Arenado or Kris Bryant. This season is Davis’ year to prove himself as a part of the Mets’ future if he even gets the chance to man third base on opening day.

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