New York Mets players on MLB Network’s The Shredder top 10 lists
Next up on the ranking list, we have the catchers. Going into the 2020 season the New York Mets had the sixth-best catcher in baseball in Wilson Ramos. Ramos was coming off a great offensive year in the first season of his contract for the Mets. Sadly the Mets did not receive anything close to the sixth-best catcher in baseball this past season.
The good news for the Amazin’s is that their new catcher, James McCann found his way onto the shredder’s top 10 catchers list. He was not ranked the previous season, but after back to back solid years with the Chicago White Sox, he found himself as the tenth best catcher in baseball going into the 2021 season.
Next up on the list, we have first base. Entering the 2020 season the Mets had the third-best first baseman in Pete Alonso following his historic rookie season.
As we approach the 2021 season the Mets are fortunate enough to have Alonso back on the list despite moving backward in his sophomore season. Even though Alonso moved back a little this past season, he was still good enough to be ranked as the seventh-best first baseman in baseball.
Next up on the list, we move over to second base. Entering the 2020 season the Mets did not have anyone on the list. Robinson Cano was coming off a poor season in his first season for the Mets and fell short as a result.
Cano did have a nice comeback season in the shortened 2020 season, but tested positive for PED’s in the offseason and will miss the 2021 season as a result. The good news for the Mets is that they have super-utility man Jeff McNeil set to man the position. McNeil ended up coming in as the second-best second baseman in the league for 2021 according to the shredder.
Moving over to the other middle infield position, we have shortstop. Despite Amed Rosario coming off his best season in 2019, he was unable to crack the deeply talented top ten list going into the 2020 season.
Going into the 2021 season it is a different story for the Mets. After shipping Rosario and their other shortstop option Andres Gimenez to the Cleveland Indians, they received back a new shortstop in Francisco Lindor. Their new superstar shortstop was ranked as the fourth-best shortstop going into 2021 after a down year in the shortened 2020 season.
Next up we have the hot corner with third base. Going into the 2020 season the Mets were expected to have Jeff McNeil as their everyday third baseman. With this as the assumption, he came in at the fifth-best third baseman in a heavily talented pool after his first full season which was an impressive ranking.
Going into the 2021 season McNeil is expected to play second base as Robinson Cano is not eligible to play this season after being suspended. Unfortunately, the Mets did not have anyone ranked at third base going into the 2021 season following McNeil moving to second base.