The New York Mets have a loaded roster trying to win the World Series in 2023. With all of the talent Billy Eppler has assembled on the roster, there's a very good chance Mets players take home some individual awards as well.
While the World Series is what we all want the Mets to win, it's still cool to see individual players we root for on a daily basis take home awards. Here are three Mets players can win in 2023.
1) Edwin Diaz can win the NL Reliever of the Year award again
If he did it in 2022, why can't he win it again? Edwin Diaz had a monster year as the Mets closer and is back on the richest contract for a reliever. He has lofty expectations with the contract and after the season he just had, but there's no reason to think he can't repeat it.
Diaz had a 1.31 ERA in 61 appearances as he allowed just nine earned runs in 62 innings pitched. He converted 32 of his 35 save opportunities including 22 in a row to finish off the season. He tacked on four holds as Buck Showalter sometimes elected to use him in the eighth inning against the middle of an opposing lineup.
Diaz struck out a whopping 17.1 batters per nine. He had one of the best reliever seasons of all time and in Mets history. With how dominant he's been since his awful debut season with the Mets, and how good the Mets should be in 2023, I expect him to be right in the thick of this race alongside guys like Josh Hader and Devin Williams.