New York Mets Starting Lineup 7/4/20 Mets Lineup

8-9, in NL East

Of all the teams in baseball, most feel that the New York Mets are the biggest question mark as a team. The built a young team around a power pitching staff. That staff is now either older or they've departed the Big Apple. Left behind are two staff aces that warrant consideration as the best pitcher in baseball every season that they are healthy. That's a key variable; when they are healthy. Pitching has been a key in the success of lack thereof for the Mets for the last five years.

This year will be no different. The batting order has a couple of young stars within the nine, but there are also some potential weak links. New York does have three hitters projected to hit over .290 on the season, and a cleanup hitter thought to have a shot at 50 long balls. If the Mets score runs, a healthy pitching staff could be a huge reason a few prognosticators see them as winning the NL East pennant. There is only one pitcher on the staff who isn't expected to win double-digit games in 2020. Good pitching and timely hitting could make 2020 amazing in New York.

Mets Starting Lineup

J. DeGrom , (R), SP
1. P. Alonso , (R), 1B
2. R. Cano , (L), 2B
3. J. McNeil , (L), 3B
4. W. Ramos , (R), C
5. B. Nimmo , (L), CF
6. E. Diaz , (R), CL
7. J. Davis , (R), LF
8. M. Conforto , (L), RF
9. A. Rosario , (R), SS
Pos Pitcher
SP Jacob deGrom J. DeGrom (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Jacob deGrom J. DeGrom (R)
0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1B Peter Alonso P. Alonso (R)
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
2B Robinson Cano R. Cano (L)
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
3B Jeff McNeil J. McNeil (L)
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
C Wilson Ramos W. Ramos (R)
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CF Brandon Nimmo B. Nimmo (L)
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CL Edwin Diaz E. Diaz (R)
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
LF J.D. Davis J. Davis (R)
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
RF Michael Conforto M. Conforto (L)
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
SS Amed Rosario A. Rosario (R)
9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A

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2020 New York Mets Pitching Analysis

Having the reigning Cy Young winner starting your rotation is never a bad way to head into the season. Jacob deGrom is coming off a fantastic season where he posted a 1.70 ERA. He had 269 strikeouts in 217 innings, and yes we know he won just ten games. deGrom was easily the best pitcher in baseball last season, and the upside heading into 2019 is there again. As long as the health is there for deGrom, he should push 200 innings and be well over a strikeout per inning. With a better offense and bullpen, deGrom might actually get some wins which people seem to care about. He will be a Cy Young candidate, and this just kicks off the rotation. Noah Syndergaard had a 3.03 ERA this past season, and averaged a strikeout per inning. He pitched better than advertised, and of course this season he should boast better overall numbers. Thor is projected to have better strikeout stuff, and a lower ERA this season. There were some talks that they could trade Thor in the offseason, but after coming to their senses, he will still be in New York.

Zack Wheeler has dealt with injuries early in his career, but 2018 was his breakout year. Wheeler threw 182 innings, which was his highest from 2014. He had a 24% strikeout rate, and a 3.81 xFIP. Wheeler putting up these type of numbers makes this lineup go from good to great. Wheeler has all the talent in the world, and we might now be in the beginning stages of a longer sample size for him. With the offseason moves, and the emergence of Wheeler, there is a chance the Mets can make a run. Steven Matz had a decent run last season, boasting a 3.97 ERA, and averaging about a strikeout per inning. Matz has had an up and down career, and it will be interesting to see if he can build upon a pretty good 2018 season. He is another reason for the Mets to believe in a postseason run. If Matz can deliver as a fourth starter, this rotation could possibly jump up into top three contention. New York has names like Jason Vargas, Seth Lugo, and Hector Santiago all battling out for the fifth spot, but Vargas is likely the name that comes out of it.