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Mets Stat of the Day: Slugging at Citi

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The Mets have struggled to hit at Citi Field. Which players struggle the most at home versus the road?

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets ranked 29th in OPS at home last season. Only Miami was worse, which helps explain why the two teams often face off in less than thrilling matchups. Who can forget the 20-inning affair? While part of the Mets' inadequacy at hitting the baseball in Citi Field can be explained by the players in their lineup, there is still no excuse for how bad some of those players perform.

The table below shows that of the twelve Mets with at least 100 plate appearances at home last season, only three hit better (in terms of OPS) at home than on the road. We can see this by looking at the tOPS+ column, where 100 means the player had equal performance home and away.

Player OPS PA HR RBI BA OBP SLG OPS tOPS+
Omar Quintanilla 0.482 150 1 7 0.162 0.259 0.223 0.482 63
Eric Young 0.525 188 1 13 0.201 0.265 0.260 0.525 63
Marlon Byrd 0.712 223 7 26 0.249 0.297 0.415 0.712 70
Juan Lagares 0.558 211 1 12 0.202 0.266 0.293 0.558 78
Justin Turner 0.632 109 0 6 0.260 0.312 0.320 0.632 81
Daniel Murphy 0.679 339 6 34 0.263 0.298 0.381 0.679 85
John Buck 0.621 201 6 24 0.210 0.279 0.343 0.621 91
Lucas Duda 0.742 209 9 17 0.207 0.340 0.402 0.742 94
David Wright 0.873 238 6 24 0.294 0.395 0.478 0.873 94
Ruben Tejada 0.534 138 0 3 0.189 0.272 0.262 0.534 106
Josh Satin 0.833 105 3 12 0.286 0.371 0.462 0.833 113
Ike Davis 0.723 173 5 15 0.224 0.335 0.388 0.723 119

Source: Baseball-Reference