The Mets offense ranks 12th in the National League in Batting Average (.237), ninth in OBP (.310), 14th in SLG (.352) and 13th in wOBA (.295).
Jose Valverde has a 1-1 record in 21 games this season, pitching to the tune of an ugly 5.66 ERA. He struck out 10.09 batters per-nine, but walked 4.35 per-nine. Valverde also had two saves from a brief stint as Mets closer.
Lamar Johnson will be the new hitting coach. Johnson has been in the organization since 2005, first working as a roving instructor in the minor leagues, and has recently served as the minor league hitting coordinator. He served as the hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1994-1998, the Kansas City Royals from 1999-2002, and the Seattle Mariners in 2003.
No word yet on who will replace Valverde.