The position player report cards for the first half are in for the 2022 New York Mets. And it has been quite a fun ride to watch this team play, with outstanding performances across the board, and an overall terrific job by new hitting coach Eric Chavez, who has meant so much to this team this season. Among the 30 teams this season, the Mets offense ranks sixth in team batting average (.252), fifth in OBP (.324), fifth in runs per game (4.70).
Similar to the reliever exercise from Monday, we will grade each of the position players that have had at least 50 plate appearances, and there are 14 of them.
SS Francisco Lindor – 2022 Mets position player first half grade
1st Half Stats: 407 PA, .248/.324/.432, 16 HR, 66 RBI, 114 OPS+, 10 SB
There was no secret of the immense pressure that Franisco Lindor faced entering this season. He had a rough first two months last season and finished with career low numbers across the board last year. Lindor has played a role in the Mets winning games with him driving in runs and playing well. He is on pace to drive in 115 runs this season. Defensively, he’s made everyone around him better with his leadership ability on and off the field.
1B Pete Alonso – 2022 Mets position player first half grade
1st Half Stats: 395 PA, .265/.339/.517, 24 HR, 78 RBI, 141 OPS+, 91 hits
This first half was a pipe dream if you are the New York Mets with Pete Alonso this season. Alonso enters his second All-Star Game tonight leading the majors with 78 RBI, and has been hitting big home runs for New York all year. Alonso has hit the ball hard all year and is in the conversation for National League MVP. He is putting himself in position for a huge pay day soon.