2 Mets we're gaining confidence in for the Rays series, 2 that make us timid of a turnaround

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Mets designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach has not been able to provide a spark in that role this season

Daniel Vogelbach has been a solid piece for the Mets this season, posting the third highest OPS on the team. The more the Mets play, however, fans are starting to realize that Vogelbach has no place being the everyday DH for a team that is lacking power.

Vogelbach has focused his approach this season on being patient at the plate, and he is currently third on the team in walks. This method has worked in that regard, but the Mets and their offensive struggles will need more than just walks against teams like the Tampa Bay Rays.

Hitting at just .235, the Mets simply need more power out of the DH position than Vogelbach. He only has two home runs, and with the way the rest of the lineup underperforming Vogelbach has struggled to score, with just eight runs on the season. This can also be chalked up to his lack of speed on the bases, as shown in the Mets recent loss to the Nationals when he failed to beat out what should've been an easy infield hit due to error.

With Ronny Mauricio and Mark Vientos mashing in Triple AAA, it appears to only be a matter of time until one of them takes over DH duties from Vogelbach. The primary quesiton now shared amongst Mets fans is simple; what is taking so long? With many important series coming up, the Mets will need Vogelbach to step up and regain some power from previous seasons, or he could soon find his way out of the lineup quickly.