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Where would this 28-23 team be without adds a bat like or ., , and ? They've carried an offense receiving subpar production from catcher and the right side of the infield, and downright embarrassing production from right field. It's been a season to forget for , the main right field culprit. His isolated power (ISO), which is slugging % minus batting average, is a rotten .080 and Mets right fielders as a whole are at .076. For comparison, 's is .056. The Mets are still a respectable 5th in the league in runs scored per game. However, that won't last regress and if can't figure out how to stop hitting weak groundballs. The best we can hope for is that Beltran and perform well when they return, and Omar Minaya
Some other items of note from around the league:
- There's a reason the McCovey Chronicles tagline is "In play: Outs". The offense is unfathomably awful, as their team OPS is .687. No amount of RsBI can mask 's .688 OPS, and broke-face has been the only standout performer. First baseman is the Giants version of Church, slugging .336 as the everyday first baseman. Ishikawa has shown some promise in the minor leagues though, and is still just 25 years old.
- is blowing up at the plate this season, hitting .362/.388/.546. fans can't love that 2.8% BB%, and since his .367 BABIP is way higher than his career mark he should crash back down to earth pretty soon. I'll dare say his performance is unsustainable.
- It's fascinating to look at stats for
RF . He's absolutely mashing and has been the best hitting RF in the league. Then you look at his defensive stats, which are so bad they almost wipe out his offensive contributions.