3 Spring Training observations Mets fans should be optimistic about
The New York Mets come in with a different mindset this season. After winning 101 games last year and reaching the playoffs, the next season's goal is to win the world series.
To achieve this, the front office has assembled a competitive roster, which is being tested in spring training. So far this preseason, a few topics stand out the most but three of them should make Mets fans optimistic.
1) The top Mets prospects are making quality and hard-hit contact
The Mets' offense has looked good so far in MLB training camp, but the prospects are the ones who are shining. Bret Batty is the Mets player with the most hits in spring training, Ronny Mauricio is the Mets player with the most home runs, and Mark Vientos is the player with the most at-bats connecting the ball with strength.
Baty is the player who looks with the best quality contact. He has hit in more than 50% of his at-bats, with a batting average and OPS among the top leaders this spring training. His bat has been red hot, hitting the ball with power despite not being reflected in his home run numbers, hitting multiple balls over 100 mph, and going in all directions of the field.
Mauricio has been a player awarded multiple highlights for his incredible power. The MVP of the Dominican Republic Winter Baseball League sits as the team leader in home runs alongside Pete Alonso and the league leaders in OPS and SLG.
Vientos is the player who has seen the most at-bats so far this preseason, hitting more than three hits per 10 turns and ranking among the team and league leaders in SLG and OPS. "Swaggy V" as he's called, displayed an arsenal of power, homering twice in one game with batting averages of 111.0 and 108.7, respectively, amassing a total distance of 896 feet.