Mets By The Numbers Through May

An article by posted on June 1, 2013

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As the Mets wrap up the month of May and close in on the second-third of the season, here are where they rank on pitching and offense in the National League.

Offensive Ranks

Runs Scored (207) – 11th

Batting Average (.228) – 14th

On-Base Pct. (.297) – 13th

Slugging Pct. (.371) – 14th

Home Runs (51) – 9th

Stolen Bases (23) – 11th

Pitching Ranks

Earned Run Average (4.28) – 13th

WHIP (1.32) – 9th

Wins (22) – 13th

Saves (10) – 14th

Save Percentage (59%) – 12th

Strikeouts (383) – 12th

Batting Average Against (.260) – 12th

The Kitchen Sink…

  • Here’s an interesting stat I discovered… The Mets have grounded into 23 double plays this season. That’s the best mark in the league by far. The Nationals are second with 31 GDPs and the D-Backs lead the league with 55.
  •  The Mets are last in the league with a .77 Groundball to Flyball Ratio.
  • Mets outfielders have committed 8 errors this season, tops in the NL.
  • The Mets are batting just .215 at home this season with a .647 OPS. After posting a .698 OPS in April, the Mets slipped to a .639 OPS for the month of May.
  • With all the focus on Ike Davis there’s a seldom talked about black hole in center field. Mets center fielders are batting .193 this season with a .576 OPS.
  • Mets batters are hitting .217 when leading off an inning. Mets leadoff hitters are batting just .198 this season with a .528 OPS. With No. 8 hitters batting .174 and the No. 9 spot batting .191 those are three dead spots in a row in the lineup.
  • With the Mets trying to see more pitches during their at-bats the results aren’t very encouraging. They are batting .190 in three ball counts, .148 in two strike counts and .183 on full counts.
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