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Poll: Who will be the Mets’ best pitcher in 2017?

We’re making preseason predictions. Later in the year, we’ll check back to see which ones came true!

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Yesterday, we kicked off a new series asking AA readers to make predictions about the 2017 season. Our first poll asked who you thought will be the Mets’ best hitter this year, as measured by wRC+. Today, we’re asking who think will be the team’s best pitcher. Throughout the year, we’ll check back to see which of our predictions came true and which ones didn’t.

We’ll be using WAR to measure pitcher performance. Specifically, we’re using an average of fWAR (Fangraphs’s version of WAR) and bWAR (Baseball-Reference’s version). The major difference between the two is that fWAR puts a greater emphasis on fielding-independent pitching, whereas bWAR emphasizes run prevention. By using an average of the two WAR metrics, we can balance the two different—but important—aspects of a pitcher’s performance that each one principally measures.

Noah Syndergaard led Mets pitchers in WAR last year. While his 5.3 bWAR was tied for 10th in all of baseball, his 6.5 fWAR was tied for first. The average of his two WAR totals was 5.9. Jacob deGrom was second among Mets pitchers with 3.5 average WAR, and Bartolo Colon was third with 3.2. Let us know which pitcher you think will lead the team in WAR in 2017, and be sure to come back to vote in Monday’s poll!


Who will be the Mets’ best pitcher in 2017?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Jacob deGrom
    (380 votes)
  • 0%
    Jeurys Familia
    (2 votes)
  • 2%
    Robert Gsellman
    (24 votes)
  • 1%
    Matt Harvey
    (17 votes)
  • 1%
    Seth Lugo
    (11 votes)
  • 2%
    Steven Matz
    (22 votes)
  • 0%
    Addison Reed
    (3 votes)
  • 52%
    Noah Syndergaard
    (525 votes)
  • 0%
    Zack Wheeler
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    (9 votes)
997 votes total Vote Now