One of the main concerns for the Mets heading into this season was how they would go about filling the void at the top of the order that was left when Jose Reyes left for Miami.
While some petitioned for perhaps Daniel Murphy or Ruben Tejada to land the role, the odds on favorite was always Andres Torres. And if Spring Training games are any indication, Torres is off to a running start.
In seven games this spring, Torres has six hits in 18 at-bats thus far for a .333 batting average. As of Friday, Torres’ on base percentage (a major area of concern among his doubters) was a healthy .364. Torres also has collected two stolen bases and scored two runs so far. Not to mention Torres has also driven in four runs.
Of course, the sampling size is incredibly small and we’re only talking about Spring Training here, but Torres has shown a spark that was missing in his game last year. There appears to be more pep in Torres’ step as he tries to make amends for a poor season he had with t...