3 former Mets players putting up huge spring training numbers

Ex-Mets with big spring numbers.

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The New York Mets are in full evaluation mode of their roster as they enter the second half of spring training. Such as with every team, the front office and coaching staff have seen mixed results with the team they assembled during the offseason. Trayce Thompson has been the surprise performer hitting .357 with 2 home runs and 6 RBI. Francisco Alvarez has wasted no time in proving 2023 was legitimate hitting 3 long balls. The other "Baby Mets" in evaluation, Brett Baty and Mark Vientos have just recently broken out of their early spring slumps.

Regardless of the performance of current players, fans will always keep an eye on castaways from previous seasons. We do this in our own evaluation of whether the front office was correct or incorrect to move on from certain talent. Additionally, we can also contemplate the "what if" factor when constructing a ball club. In evaluating all thirty teams, some former Mets have gotten off to impressive starts in their new organizations.

1. J.D. Davis

This may come as a surprise to most baseball fans given the recent news surrounding the San Francisco Giants. Coming into spring training, the Giants expected J.D. Davis to be the regular third baseman. The former Met is coming off a solid season where he hit .248 with 18 home runs and 69 RBI. According to evaluators, the 31-year-old defense has significantly improved from his days in Queens.

However, the Giants were not sold on Davis' 2023 performance as they recently signed third baseman Matt Chapman to a contract worth 3 years and $54 million. This move by general manager Scott Harris left Davis without a position. He was blocked at first base by LaMonte Wade Jr., designated hitter by Jorge Soler, and has not played the outfield since 2021.

Davis was committed to proving the Giants wrong in their decision to sign a 4-time Gold Glove Award winner in Chapman. Through 6 games, Davis has hit .400 with 2 home runs and 6 RBI. He bounced between first and third base, proving his versatility worth. However, the Giants were destined to move on from Davis regardless of his performance and have released him from his contract. Whichever team signs Davis will receive a motivated 31-year-old who is off to a hot start in spring training.