New York Mets 2020 Fantasy Baseball Preview
Welcome back to our 2020 team-by-team previews. We will be checking in on the New York Mets in this post, who are a very interesting team with a wide range of possible outcomes. Let’s get to it!
- Better in OBP formats: Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo, Pete Alonso
- Worse in OBP formats: Jeff McNeil, Wilson Ramos, Robinson Cano
- Better than his ADP: Jeff McNeil (88), Brandon Nimmo (325)
- Worse than his ADP: Pete Alonso (26)
- Bench bat(s) worth rostering: None
- Player(s) most likely to lose a starting spot: Brandon Nimmo
Quick notes: No true proven elite hitters, but there are a lot of fantasy specialists in this lineup like McNeil (average), Nimmo (on-base percentage), Alonso (power), Rosario (steals).
- Better than his ADP: Syndergaard (62), Matz (286)
- Worse than his ADP: None
- Starter least likely to stick in the rotation: Porcello
- Non-starter most likely to enter the rotation: Unknown
Quick notes: Noah Syndergaard has undergone Tommy John surgery, solidifying spots for Porcello and Wacha, but there are not a ton of obvious options to fill in after this starting five.
- Projected closer: Edwin Diaz (Job Security: HIGH)
- Top backup: Seth Lugo
- Premier holds option: Lugo, Betances
- Sneaky holds option: Robert Gsellman
Quick notes: This is a great bullpen, which puts a little pressure on Diaz to pitch well in 2020. Lugo and Betances are awesome holds sources and should provide sparkling ratios.
- Relevant in 2020: None
- Worth a look for 2021 and beyond: None
- Don’t believe the hype: None
Other Helpful Fantasy Info
- Park Factor: 82.8 for runs, 89.0 for homers, 89.7 for singes, 79.1 for doubles, 66.4 for triples.
- Green Light Rating: Unknown (new manager).
- Likeliest 2020 roster moves: Adding on at the deadline, this should be a competitive team, but there’s not much coming down the pipe in their farm system.
- Bold Fantasy Prediction: Brandon Nimmo and J.D. Davis are two of the best draft values in the league this year.
- Bland Fantasy Prediction: Pete Alonso gets drafted 40+ spots later on average in 2021 than he did in 2020.