The New York Mets enjoyed a 101-win regular season with some amazing moments. The Mets pulled off some of the more miraculous victories I've ever seen during the season. Unfortunately, they didn't go nearly as far as anyone hoped in October.
Some players the Mets counted on to produce like Max Scherzer and Chris Bassitt faltered down the stretch.
Even with the sour ending, there are players who performed exceptionally well and deserve credit for it.
1) Mets player who deserves an A grade: Francisco Lindor
Francisco Lindor in my opinion was the Mets MVP. He was the player they were expecting when they traded and extended him prior to the 2021 campaign.
Lindor slashed .270/.339/.449 with 26 home runs and 107 RBI. Lindor played in all but one game and tacked on 16 stolen bases and 98 runs.
Lindor was third in the National League in RBI, seventh in hits, and tenth in runs scored. On top of his outstanding offensive production, he was in the 98th percentile in outs above average according to baseball savant. He was without a doubt one of the best players in all of baseball and should be in the top five in the National League MVP balloting.
Lindor was sixth in all of baseball with a 6.8 fWAR. He was just .3 points behind NL MVP favorite Paul Goldschmidt.
The 28 year old seemed to come through in the clutch more than any Met this season. He had a .974 OPS in High Leverage situations.
Lindor showed why he was given the extension he got. The only time he slumped for an extended period of time was after he broke his finger. Once that healed, he bounced back and was as hot as any player in the game for a long stretch.
Lindor will continue to be a key piece of the Mets for years to come.