The New York Mets’ 2017 starting lineup is still not totally set, but why not take an early look at what numbers that lineup might put up?
In no way is the New York Mets starting lineup or bench set in stone, but with negotiations on trades appearing to be moving slowly, along with a number of guys looking like they’ll be healthy for the start of Spring Training, statistical projections are the obvious next step in that process.
The Mets hit a whopping 218 home runs as a team last season, good for second in the National League. They have a lot of that power-potential returning in 2017, on top of what appears to be now a full season of slugger Jay Bruce.
So things are looking up in Queens as far as more consistent hitting and production goes.
Note: These projections are based on the player participating in a full or near-full season’s worth of games, at-bats, and plate appearances.