Sep 25, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) heads out on his grand slam to right during the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

SS Asdrubal Cabrera

ESNY‘s 2017 Projected Stats – .269 average, .327 on-base percentage, 70 runs, 28 doubles, 19 home runs, 62 RBIs, three steals

Cabrera has been a complete bargain for the Mets through one year of the two-year deal he signed before last season, as he’s getting paid just $8.25 million per year.

Even with a bum knee for most of the second half of 2016, the shortstop was fierce batting in mostly the two-hole for manager Terry Collins, hitting .280 with 23 home runs, 30 doubles, and a .336 on-base percentage. That ability to get on-base, in scoring position, and drive in runs makes him a great candidate to stay near the top of the order for 2017 as well.

If that is in fact where he winds up, expect very similar numbers to last season, especially with the possibility of now, not only Cespedes, but Bruce behind him as well.

Chris recently graduated with a Journalism degree from Montclair State University. Baseball is his love and he hopes to bring back some of the old-school popularity to the game. Chris Thompson covers the NY Jets and NY Mets for Elite Sports NY. You can interact with him on Twitter @Time2Topher.