Batting seventh for the dream Mets is catcher Francisco Alvarez
Not everyone in this lineup requires us to close our eyes and hope. Batting seventh is catcher Francisco Alvarez. It’s a bit higher than he regularly found himself hitting for the Mets in his 2023 rookie season. Often hidden in the number nine hole, his place hitting seventh here is in part to avoid having three lefties in a row but also because we should all be hopeful for a big season out of him.
Alvarez has been a consistent ball player in his professional career in the way that he struggles at first at a new level and finds himself the next year. His 2023 campaign was promising. Building off of the success will be key for the real life Mets. On the dream Mets, he can probably relax a little bit even if he’s getting promoted to the seventh spot in the starting lineup.
There isn’t a single player on the Mets roster fans are hoping to see accelerate his abilities and become a true star by next season. He is, without a doubt, well on his way to becoming an all-time Mets fan favorite.
To belong in this dream, Alvarez does need to make some strides. He can’t have a batting average hovering too close to the Mendoza Line. He needs to become a more complete player.
Ask most Mets fans and he belongs in their dream starting lineup.