Without even making a trade, the Mets received some instant offense for the second half of the season by reinstating J.D. Davis from the 60-day injured list. Davis has been out since May 1st with a sprain on his left middle finger and returns to a club in need of his production in the lineup. Through 14 games and 48 plate appearances early in the season, Davis hit .390/.479/.610 and often looked like the best power hitter in the Mets lineup.
To make room for Davis on the roster, the Mets designated for assignment Billy McKinney, who they acquired from the Brewers via trade in late May. At a time when the Mets were desperate to fill positions after multiple injuries to key starters, McKinney shone through with power and clutch hitting. In 102 plate appearances for the Mets this season, McKinney hit .220/.304/.473 with five home runs and fourteen RBI, good enough for a 114 OPS+ which ranks fourth on the team behind Davis, Brandon Nimmo, and Pete Alonso.