Outfield

Curtis Granderson: The Mets offensive MVP. Was the leadoff hitter all year and did a tremendous job. Became more patient at the plate and drew 91 walks. Also flashed more consistent pop this year and finished with 26 home runs and 98 runs. His .257 average is much better than when he hit .227 last season. Also became an adequate defensive outfielder once again, making many nice catches to prevent hits.

Grade: A-

Yoenes Cespedes: May have become the NL MVP starting from August on, because after the Mets acquired him, the offense took off.  He hit 17 home runs as a Met and really revived this once struggling Mets lineup with his presence. He also played center field most of the time and was adequate there too. May have cooled off a bit in September. But no doubt, the Mets wouldn’t be where they are without him.

Grade: A

Michael Conforto: The Mets 2014 first-round pick burst into the scene on late July. Really showed a lot of his potential as a hitter. Showed some pop, hitting nine home runs. More impressively, he was a much better fielder than people expected. Made some spectacular catches and had a good arm too. One of the futures is already here.

Grade: B+

Juan Lagares: Was expected by many to take a huge step forward. He might’ve regressed a little. Still showed some undiscipline as a hitter, flailing at pitches out of the strike zone. He was benched towards the end and played only sparingly. His defense also took a little hit with his elbow issue and it affected his throwing. But he still made spectacular plays at center and is one of the best still. He did hit well against lefties. He still needs to show more discipline as a hitter. Gotta also have more patience at the plate in order to develop.

Grade: C

Michael Cuddyer: As the Mets biggest offseason acquisition, Cuddyer was a disappointment. He wasn’t the hitter that he was when he won a batting title back in 2013. Got hurt, and went to the DL in the middle of the season. Came back in August and hit a little better. But overall, it was not a pretty year for Cud. He however was a steady influence in the clubhouse and that’s why he gets a + alongside his D.

Grade: D+

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