NY Mets: Mid-term grades for the 5 starting infielders
Mets third baseman J.D. Davis – Incomplete
We have an incomplete grade! J.D. Davis has missed way too much time in order to get a real grade.
When he was healthy, Davis was awesome. He looked like he was about to go on to have a career year for the Mets. Unfortunately, two separate IL stints have limited him to only a handful of games.
Because Davis has barely played this year, I thought it might be worth at least looking into what grades we can award to the guys who filled in for him. Jonathan Villar and Luis Guillorme have seen a lot of action at third base. Their grades are dependent in part because of their expected roles.
I give Villar a strong B for his efforts. He may not have been a brilliant offensive player for the Mets, but when we consider what he did do for the team while filling in for Davis, Villar brought a lot to the table. His speed and decent power helped the team from having a lineup that looked even more like a Triple-A squad than it already had.
For Guillorme, I award him with a B+. He hasn’t done enough to actually earn a starting role over anyone yet he has done exactly what we wanted. His third base defense doesn’t compare to what he does at other positions. A strong OBP guy who can make any play in the field possible, he’s a guy who can easily earn himself an A.