Left Field: Jason Werth vs Michael Conforto / Micahel Cuddyer
- Edge: Mets
Jason Werth has struggled this year. Hitting .184 and offering little power it is OK to start questioning is Werth at age 36 has lost it. Werth still plays a solid defense and carries the aura of a menacing figure at the dish. Right now, however, his numbers prove he just looks menacing.
Early indicators show the Mets will platoon the two Michael’s. Cuddyer’s injury allowed for the eventual call up of Conforto and Conforto has not disappointed. He’s currently a .220 hitter, but it is clear to see he has ability. That said, if Michael Cuddyer, now back from injury, shows he can regain his form expect Michael Cuddyer to get the starting job back. Or look for a platoon situation.
Werth is having an awful season, no doubt, and as much as it seems a no brainer to give the Nats the edge, Werth has been so bad it makes it impossible.