The Francisco Lindor era has gotten off to a New York Mets-y start. New York currently sits at 26-20, three-and-a-half games up over the second-place Atlanta Braves, despite having a sizable chunk of their lineup and starting rotation on the mend.
However, that success has coincided with a rough patch, arguably the roughest patch, in Lindor’s career.
Francisco Lindor’s Mets career hasn’t started off as hoped
For much of this season, Lindor has battled with the Mendoza Line. While he remains an effective option at shortstop, Lindor is fighting off a slow start to his first year as a Met. Despite a low on-base percentage, Lindor is sporting an 11.3% walk rate with contact rates that mirror some of his best seasons in Cleveland. His BABIP is below average, a measly .212, which could suggest that he’s hitting the ball right into spaces where defenders are.
After signing a 10-year, $341 million contract with the Mets on the eve of opening day, Francisco Lindor is set to be a Met for the foreseeable future. With an early hitting slump and minor hitting streak under his belt, Lindor has seen both sides of the New York faithful. With the Mets playing well and Lindor coming off a solid week, let’s look at what the former first-round pick has to do to solidify himself amongst the Mets legends.
Here are three things the Mets shortstop must complete during his career as a Met.