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3 Mets Players Who Could Make Their First All-Star Game in 2020

Jason Schandl
Mets breakout players who could make their first All-Star game in 2020 include J.D. Davis.
Mets breakout players who could make their first All-Star game in 2020 include J.D. Davis. / Rich Schultz/Getty Images
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The New York Mets are a popular breakout pick for the 2020 MLB season, with a real chance at winning the NL East. That level of success will take continued strong play from their established players as well as a number of breakout performances as well.

With that in mind, here are three Mets players who could be named to their first All-Star Game in 2020.

1. J.D. Davis

J.D. Davis during a game against the Cardinals.
J.D. Davis during a game against the Cardinals. / Rich Schultz/Getty Images

J.D. Davis had a breakout year in just about every area in 2019. After struggling to do much in limited playing time with the Houston Astros in 2017 and 2018, Davis made the most of his 453 plate appearances with the Mets. He notched a .373 weighted on-base average (wOBA) and .220 isolated power (ISO) mark, going yard 22 times, scoring 65 runs and driving in 57 RBI. Still just 26 years old, building on those breakout numbers could make Davis a household name by the time the All-Star Game rolls around.

2. Brandon Nimmo

Brandon Nimmo during a 2019 game against the Astros.
Brandon Nimmo during a 2019 game against the Astros. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

Likely batting leadoff for the Mets should give Brandon Nimmo plenty of opportunities for runs and RBI, and the 26-year-old has been playing some great baseball over the last few years. He hasn't had a wOBA worse than .340 since 2016, and he has shown solid pop with a .219 ISO in 2018 and .186 in 2019. He cut his soft-hit rate to a career-low 14.4 percent while upping his fly-ball rate to a career high 38.0 percent in 2019, and Nimmo could be in for a breakout year if he keeps making contact like that.

3. Amed Rosario

Amed Rosario runs the bases against the Astros.
Amed Rosario runs the bases against the Astros. / Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Amed Rosario has already shown that he possesses a solid power-speed combo, with 15 home runs and 19 stolen bases in 157 games in 2019. He's been inconsistent, and last year's career-best .318 wOBA was still underwhelming, but he's made big strides in each of his major league seasons. He's cut strikeout rate from 28.8 percent in 2017 to 20.1 percent in 2018 and 18.9 percent in 2019, while also upping his hard-hit rate each season. If he continues to make strides, an All-Star appearance could easily be in the young shortstop's future.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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