This is a name not many recognize, and he has not been in the majors for long at all, but Jon Berti is someone I cannot stand. Berti was never a highly-touted prospect, is not an everyday player with the Marlins, is just a random utility man on their team. The reason he is here is he just kills the Mets.
It is an extremely small sample size which is important to note, but Berti so far in his career has slashed .311/.391/.459 with three home runs and 10 RBI. This average went way down after he struggled against the orange and blue in 2020, but in 2019 he owned the club from the moment he was called up.
In the 2019 season, he slashed an absurd .372/.400/.581 against the Mets, putting up 16 hits in 10 starts against the Mets. It seemed like every game they played he would get at least two hits. The most annoying thing about Berti is his base stealing.
In 2019, he stole six bases in six tries against the Mets. In 2020, he stole four bases in four attempts. Three of those happened in one trip on the base paths. He stole second, third, and home in a game the Marlins won. That was the second game of an infuriating double header which saw the Mets get outscored 7-0 in the two games.
While Berti has not put up insane stats against the Mets and isn’t even a regular starter on the Marlins, he still annoys me so much, and with the Mets never seeming to figure out how to stop the running game, he is probably going to be a thorn in the Mets side until he leaves Miami.