3. NY Mets struggling veteran hitters due for a turnaround
Francisco Lindor, Starling Marte, Mark Canha, Eduardo Escobar, and Daniel Vogelbach are all hitting below their career norms. You have to expect some if not all will turn their seasons around. Lindor has been the biggest culprit so far. He is putting up by far the worst numbers of his career.
There is some hope however as he has been a much better hitter in the second half of seasons than in the first half. Lindor is a $340 million player for a reason and I fully expect him to get it going. This is not a situation like his first year where he was getting used to New York, this is a case of underperformance. Marte, Canha, and Escobar have already started their turnarounds. These guys are established players and will eventually hit to the numbers on the back of their baseball cards. If they don't the kids will get an even bigger opportunity.
That means more at-bats for Mark Vientos and possibly Ronny Mauricio being called up. Even Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil can get to a higher level offensively. This is a loaded lineup with no holes in it. It is time for them to start hitting like it.