The Mets infield faced many questions coming into the 2012 season. Will David Wright re-gain superstar status? Can Daniel Murphy survive as an everyday second baseman? How much will the Mets miss Jose Reyes?
Let’s see how these questions were answered this season….
Josh Thole: D-
Josh Thole has not become the player we thought he could be. After hitting over .300 in his last two minor league seasons, and showing glimpses of a future .300 hitter over his first two years in the big leagues, his production has declined. This year, he hit rock bottom.
Thole got off to a great start in April, hitting .317 over his first 21 games. He was getting on base at a .403 clip. Then, disaster struck. On May 7, Thole collided with Ty Wigginton at home plate. The play left him with a concussion, one that sidelined him for almost three weeks. After the concussion, he was a whole new player.
After returning to the lineup on June 1, Thole struggled. He hit just .217 over his final 78 games to go along...