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Poll: Who will be the Mets’ best rookie 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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For the fourth installment of our 2017 preseason prediction series, we’re asking who you think will be the Mets’ best rookie this year. The topics we’ve covered so far include best hitter, best pitcher, and best defensive player. We’ll be rolling out three more polls this week, and we’ll then check back throughout the season to see how these predictions play out.

To measure rookie performance, we’re using an average of fWAR and bWAR. Steven Matz led all Mets rookies last year in both versions of WAR, clocking in at 2.8 and 2.7, respectively. Robert Gsellman finished second with 1.5 average WAR, and Seth Lugo finished third with 1.1.

For the purposes of this poll, we’re including every rookie who is currently on the Mets’ 40-man roster. To qualify as a rookie, a player can have no more than 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the majors or have accumulated more than 45 days on an active roster before September 1—excluding time on the DL. Let us know which Mets rookie you think will have the highest WAR in 2017, and be sure to come back and vote in tomorrow’s poll!


Who will be the Mets’ best rookie in 2017?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Wuilmer Becerra
    (2 votes)
  • 2%
    Gavin Cecchini
    (22 votes)
  • 0%
    Chris Flexen
    (0 votes)
  • 72%
    Robert Gsellman
    (725 votes)
  • 0%
    Marcos Molina
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Tomas Nido
    (4 votes)
  • 2%
    Brandon Nimmo
    (29 votes)
  • 0%
    Matt Reynolds
    (3 votes)
  • 9%
    T.J. Rivera
    (95 votes)
  • 6%
    Amed Rosario
    (64 votes)
  • 4%
    Josh Smoker
    (41 votes)
  • 0%
    (4 votes)
994 votes total Vote Now