New York Mets Starting Lineup 2/18/19 Mets Lineup

77-85, 4th in NL East

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The Mets are trying to make a push in the NL East this season, and trading for Robinson Cano is going to help out their lineup a bit. He is projected to play first base, which would keep Jeff McNeil at second base who played well last season. If Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto can put together a full strong season, this offense might not be that bad. They added a solid offensive catcher in Wilson Ramos, who will likely hit sixth. Todd Frazier is supposed to be a bigger power bat, but hitting near the low .200s can take the edge out of his game a bit. Amed Rosario will hit in the back of the order, which will be nice to get him for a full season instead of Jose Reyes. Juan Lagares will round out the outfield, and hit towards the end of the lineup.

Updated: 9:00 am GMT, 10/1

Starting Lineup

1. J. Reyes , (S), SS
2. J. McNeil , (L), 2B
3. M. Conforto , (L), RF
4. J. Bruce , (L), 1B
5. T. Frazier , (R), 3B
6. D. Smith , (L), LF
7. A. Jackson , (R), CF
8. T. Nido , (R), C
9. N. Syndergaard , (L), SP
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Noah Syndergaard N. Syndergaard (R) 97 25 13-4 154.1 644 148 55 52 9 39 155 0.28% 0.05% 1.21 0.323
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
SS Jose Reyes J. Reyes (S) 72 1 110 250 43 24 12 3 4 16 30 5 2 0.189 0.26 0.32 0.58
2B Jeff McNeil J. McNeil (L) 68 2 63 244 74 54 11 6 3 19 35 7 1 0.329 0.381 0.47 0.852
RF Michael Conforto M. Conforto (L) 88 3 153 638 132 78 25 1 28 82 78 3 4 0.243 0.35 0.45 0.798
1B Jay Bruce J. Bruce (L) 80 4 95 361 71 43 18 1 9 37 31 2 3 0.223 0.31 0.37 0.68
3B Todd Frazier T. Frazier (R) 82 5 115 472 87 50 19 0 18 59 54 9 4 0.213 0.303 0.39 0.695
LF Dominic Smith D. Smith (L) 73 6 56 149 32 15 11 1 5 11 14 0 0 0.224 0.255 0.42 0.675
CF Austin Jackson A. Jackson (R) 73 7 116 375 85 64 17 1 3 32 29 3 3 0.245 0.299 0.33 0.625
C Tomas Nido T. Nido (R) 65 8 34 90 14 10 3 0 1 9 10 0 0 0.167 0.2 0.24 0.438
SP Noah Syndergaard N. Syndergaard (L) 97 9 25 49 6 4 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0.128 0.143 0.17 0.313

2018 Recent Mets Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/30 vs MIA W 1-0 Noah Syndergaard N. Syndergaard (R), 9 IP, 6 SO, 0 ER, W Jose Reyes J. Reyes Jeff McNeil J. McNeil Michael Conforto M. Conforto Jay Bruce J. Bruce Todd Frazier T. Frazier Dominic Smith D. Smith Austin Jackson A. Jackson Tomas Nido T. Nido Noah Syndergaard N. Syndergaard
9/29 vs MIA W 1-0 Steven Matz S. Matz (L), 6 IP, 8 SO, 0 ER, ND Jose Reyes J. Reyes Jeff McNeil J. McNeil David Wright D. Wright Michael Conforto M. Conforto Jay Bruce J. Bruce Brandon Nimmo B. Nimmo Austin Jackson A. Jackson Kevin Plawecki K. Plawecki Steven Matz S. Matz
9/28 vs MIA L 1-8 Corey Oswalt C. Oswalt (R), 4 IP, 4 SO, 1 ER, ND Brandon Nimmo B. Nimmo Jeff McNeil J. McNeil Michael Conforto M. Conforto Jay Bruce J. Bruce Amed Rosario A. Rosario Dominic Smith D. Smith Todd Frazier T. Frazier Kevin Plawecki K. Plawecki Corey Oswalt C. Oswalt
9/27 vs ATL W 4-1 Jason Vargas J. Vargas (L), 7 IP, 6 SO, 0 ER, W Brandon Nimmo B. Nimmo Amed Rosario A. Rosario Jeff McNeil J. McNeil Michael Conforto M. Conforto Jay Bruce J. Bruce Todd Frazier T. Frazier Dominic Smith D. Smith Kevin Plawecki K. Plawecki Jason Vargas J. Vargas
9/26 vs ATL W 3-0 Jacob deGrom J. DeGrom (R), 8 IP, 10 SO, 0 ER, W Amed Rosario A. Rosario Jeff McNeil J. McNeil Austin Jackson A. Jackson Michael Conforto M. Conforto Todd Frazier T. Frazier Dominic Smith D. Smith Devin Mesoraco D. Mesoraco Jacob deGrom J. DeGrom Brandon Nimmo B. Nimmo
9/23 @ WSH W 8-6 Steven Matz S. Matz (L), 3 IP, 4 SO, 3 ER, ND Amed Rosario A. Rosario Jeff McNeil J. McNeil Michael Conforto M. Conforto Jay Bruce J. Bruce Brandon Nimmo B. Nimmo Dominic Smith D. Smith Todd Frazier T. Frazier Kevin Plawecki K. Plawecki Steven Matz S. Matz
9/22 @ WSH L 0-6 Corey Oswalt C. Oswalt (R), 5 IP, 4 SO, 2 ER, L Amed Rosario A. Rosario Brandon Nimmo B. Nimmo Michael Conforto M. Conforto Jay Bruce J. Bruce Todd Frazier T. Frazier Austin Jackson A. Jackson Kevin Plawecki K. Plawecki Jack Reinheimer J. Reinheimer Corey Oswalt C. Oswalt
9/21 @ WSH W 4-2 Jacob deGrom J. DeGrom (R), 7 IP, 8 SO, 1 ER, W Amed Rosario A. Rosario Jeff McNeil J. McNeil Michael Conforto M. Conforto Jay Bruce J. Bruce Brandon Nimmo B. Nimmo Dominic Smith D. Smith Todd Frazier T. Frazier Devin Mesoraco D. Mesoraco Jacob deGrom J. DeGrom
9/20 @ WSH W 5-4 Jason Vargas J. Vargas (L), 5.2 IP, 8 SO, 2 ER, ND Amed Rosario A. Rosario Jeff McNeil J. McNeil Michael Conforto M. Conforto Jay Bruce J. Bruce Dominic Smith D. Smith Brandon Nimmo B. Nimmo Jose Reyes J. Reyes Kevin Plawecki K. Plawecki Jason Vargas J. Vargas
9/19 @ PHI L 0-4 Noah Syndergaard N. Syndergaard (R), 4 IP, 6 SO, 3 ER, L Amed Rosario A. Rosario Jeff McNeil J. McNeil Michael Conforto M. Conforto Jay Bruce J. Bruce Todd Frazier T. Frazier Brandon Nimmo B. Nimmo Austin Jackson A. Jackson Tomas Nido T. Nido Noah Syndergaard N. Syndergaard

2019 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.