3 best Mets lineup changes Carlos Mendoza is proactively making

Credit for the Mets skipper and anyone else who had a hand in these decisions.
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3) The Mets mixing in Tyrone Taylor often is perfection

Tyrone Taylor has been an awesome addition to the Mets this year. Not quite an everyday player but fully capable of taking the stronger half of a platoon situation, Taylor’s biggest problem was being born into a world where most pitchers are right-handed. This has given a player like DJ Stewart more opportunities to start over Taylor who has actually handled himself about equally as well against pitchers of both breeds.

The Mets haven’t been hesitant to start Taylor nor have they wasted any time in letting him enter the game late as a pinch hitter or even defensive replacement. His first Mets homer came off of, of all people, Luis Guillorme in the 16-4 beat down against the Atlanta Braves. Unlikely to hit a whole lot of long balls for the Mets, Taylor still has a track record of going yard more often than the average player. He has averaged 20 home runs per 162 games with an additional note needed: this is per only 477 plate appearances.

Taylor is a suitable alternative at all three outfield positions as well as a good enough runner, superb defender, and quality hitter in any situation. Taylor is on pace to have one of those seasons where he participates in about 130-140 games even without starting in a good number of them.

An added bonus: Taylor isn’t a short term player. Although 30-years-old, he is under team control through 2026.