Positional OPS Rankings Reveal A Poorly Conceived Roster

An article by posted on May 21, 2014

david wright

With more than a quarter of the season now in the books, here is where the Mets rank in one of the metrics that the front office often cites as one of the measures of production they look at.

MLB On-Base Plus Slugging

Catcher:   .620 OPS – 25th

First Base:  .695 OPS – 24th

Second Base:   .759 OPS – 5th

Shortstop:   .551 OPS – 28th

Third Base:   .696 OPS – 17th

Left Field:   .609 OPS – 28th

Center Field:   .797 OPS – 6th

Right Field:   .697 OPS – 18th

Aside from second base and center field, manned mostly by Daniel Murphy and Juan Lagares, the numbers paint a very troubling picture and points out why the offense is among the worst in baseball.

Areas which were identified as problematic last season, such as first base, shortstop. left field and catcher, have actually all gotten worse rather than better this season.

What this shows is clear evidence of what amounts to a very poorly conceived roster and the reason why this team is failing to score runs on a consistent basis.

Discuss this amongst yourselves.

MMO

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