2 early slumpers we should be concerned about, 1 who will figure it out

Apr 1, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) celebrates with
Apr 1, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) celebrates with / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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NY Mets fans can be confident Francisco Lindor will start producing more

It’s tough to pick a slumper who will turn things around because how badly are some of those guys slumping? Pete Alonso is batting .192 but leads the team in multiple offensive categories. It’s definitely a small slump.

Francisco Lindor, meanwhile, is slashing .227/.379/.364 in the early going. He does have 3 doubles and as many RBI. The slump is milder than what we’ve seen from teammates like Escobar and even Mark Canha whose .160/.276/.320 performance has been a drag on the offense. 

Although he has yet to hit a home run, it’s early and we can at least be happy to see Lindor already racking up two-base hits. His power numbers have been down since joining the Mets with noticeable drops in both home runs and doubles. This is a guy who had 40+ for three straight seasons in Cleveland. It’s a secret weapon he has yet to fully unleash in New York.

The numbers Lindor has put up while in blue and orange are unimpressive when compared to his best years in Cleveland. Now a .253/.333/.432 hitter for the Mets, it’s a huge drop from the .285/.346/.488 showing out in Ohio.

Nevertheless, we should expect more from Lindor. It’s somewhat based on perception, but he seems like a guy who does his best when the Mets offense is cooking—in large part because he is one of their most popular chefs at the plate. Lindor did hit .308/.378/.512 in their 101 wins last year. In the 60 losses he participated in, Lindor was a .201/.266/.335 hitter with only 20 RBI compared to 87 in victories. 

When Lindor starts hitting better, the Mets should win more.

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