MLB Power Rankings: Spring Training Edition

Kirk Nieuwenhuis #9 of the New York Mets is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning at Turner Field on September 21, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.                                                                                           Kevin Liles/Getty Images

21. New York Mets

The Mets have some solid young pitching to work with, and with Noah Syndergaard about ready to contribute to the rotation, the pitching is about to get younger and better still. Rookie of the year Jacob DeGrom looks to take another step forward, as will Jon Niese and Zach Wheeler. The Mets will be getting Matt Harvey back in 2015 as well, so Bartolo Colon will no longer have to lead the rotation. The only thing holding the Mets back though is their offense. Michael Cuddyer is a nice veteran presence, but he isn’t the star power the Mets need to push into the playoffs. Hopefully the Mets can get a full season out of David Wright, and if Daniel Murphy can maintain the form he found last year, the Mets will be sitting decent. If the Mets are truly pushing for the playoffs though, they need to look for catcher Travis D’Arnaud (.242/.302/.416)  and first baseman/outfielder Lucas Duda (.253/.349/.481 30+ HR) to take steps forward, to anchor the offense with David Wright. 

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  1. Jimmy

    How do you not mention Justin Morneau in the Rockies section when you talk about how much talent they have? He just won the batting title…

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