Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 6/3/13
During Spring Training Mets fans hoped that the projected outfield wouldn’t be as bad as the doomsayers had predicted. “Worst outfield ever” was a common theme parroted by numerous media outlets. The outfield was definitely lacking in talent, but there was no way it could be that bad. Right? As it turns out, the Mets outfield has been very bad this season. To find out just how bad, we’ll examine a few statistics from FanGraphs. However, as Mets360′s own Brian Joura discussed earlier this week, Mets starting left fielder Lucas Duda is quietly putting together a solid if unspectacular year. He really doesn’t deserve to be lumped into the travesty that is the 2013 Mets outfield. For this exercise, we’ll key in on a few statistics for both the Mets outfield as a whole and Duda specifically. All statistics are up-to-date through 6/1/2013. Note that “rank” for the Mets outfield is against all MLB outfields while for Duda it is against all MLB left fielders only. Also, it’s still pretty ...
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