3 Mets Who Could Make Their First All-Star Game in 2020
The New York Mets have a roster of talented young players that have already shown their promise in the majors. Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil made their All-Star Game debuts last year, and it's worth looking at which Mets players could gain that recognition in 2020, even if the All-Star Game ends up modified or postponed.
Here's a list of three Mets players who could be All-Stars for the first time in 2020.
1. J.D. Davis
The best move the Mets front office made last season was trading for J.D. Davis. Acquired from the Houston Astros, Davis was a revelation in 2019, hitting .307/.369/.527 while showing positional versatility. If Davis continues his breakout in 2020, an All-Star appearance is in the cards, as his .895 OPS from last season is more than enough to earn him some attention if he has another solid year.
2. Seth Lugo
While the Mets' bullpen had numerous struggles, Seth Lugo was a definite bright spot in 2019. For the second year in a row, the converted starter had a fantastic season, throwing 80 innings with a 2.70 ERA, 2.70 FIP, and a 6.50 strike-to-walk (K/BB) ratio. Lugo has had two years of dominance in the bullpen and his numbers are well in line for an All-Star appearance. Given the struggles of Edwin Diaz, Lugo could have the opportunity to earn enough saves to get the name recognition he needs.
3. Amed Rosario
Amed Rosario made improvements on both offense and defense for the Mets last year. He raised his batting average from .256 to .287 and earned a league-average 102 OPS+ for the first time. If Rosario continues his trajectory and plays well in 2020, an All-Star bid could be waiting. While Rosario first needs to move up in the batting order to earn some better counting stats, his potential as a hitter and defender has some expecting a breakout.
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