10 bold Mets predictions for the 2023 season

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Opening Day for the New York Mets is fast approaching. The players are getting all stretched out and warmed up down in Florida. It’s time to start making some bold predictions for the 2023 season.

What do you think the Mets will do in 2023?

1) Bold NY Mets prediction: Brett Baty becomes the number five hitter by the end

Brett Baty has grown on me a lot. He seems like the perfect hitter to bat behind Pete Alonso in 2023 once ready for regular MLB action. His powerful left-handed bat behind the righty stick of Alonso will provide some fantastic protection for one of the league’s best sluggers.

Admittedly, this prediction is more heart than head. Baty is unlikely to begin the season on the 26-man roster. However, I do think he’ll get significant playing time at some point. The ability to play third base and left field makes him an early promotion candidate. He’s a single injury to an infielder or outfielder from making his way into the big leagues. 

2) Bold NY Mets prediction: Starling Marte plays less than 81 games in right field

Not every Mets prediction will be a positive one. When it comes to Starling Marte, we should have some concerns about an injury. He missed a lot of time late in 2022 and core surgery earlier this offseason has him in rehab mode at the moment.

I do think we’ll see Marte play fewer than 81 games in right field. Take note, this doesn’t include his regular starts as the DH. As long as Marte hits, he should be able to start for the team as the right-handed DH regularly.