Center Field: Michael Taylor vs Yoenis Cespedes
- Edge: Mets
Michael Taylor is slowly turning into a fine major league player. He fields extremely well and his hitting is improving. He is hitting .241 with 10 homeruns which is a nice place to be for a second year hitter. He plays a very good centerfield and will be the Nationals centerfielder into the future. He has filled in admirably for Denard Span.
Introducing Yoenis Cespedes folks. Most Mets fans still do not know what they have in Cespedes. But the fact he is playing center-field just increased his value even more. He seems to be able to handle center while putting up corner outfield numbers. Is he perfect player? No. He swings at everything, with that he is still an extremely dangerous hitter. He hustles and plays hard. He also possesses a few intangibles the Mets sorely needed.
When looking at Cespedes’s career numbers a case could made that he is a bit overrated. None the less, the Mets clearly get the edge here.