Mets’ outfield has just as much power as Yankees’ does

There have been loud rumblings regarding the neighbors of the Mets that reside in the Bronx. Their prospects are among the best, Severino is an ace, and of course they have all of the power that you could ever ask for in a lineup between Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, and Giancarlo Stanton. Of course, many are making the call that they have the best outfield in New York. As an avid Mets fan, that makes me a natural Yankee critic, so of course it comes natural to dispute this point.
If you look at who is slotted in the outfield between the Mets and the Yankees, you see a lot of differences. Of course, the Yankees have speed in their outfield. Brett Gardner brings a lot to the table for the Yankees, including speed. This of course is an element that the Mets lack all around their lineup. Past speed though, what more does this Yankee outfield have that the outfield of the Mets doesn’t?
First and foremost, the Mets outfield packs a serious power punch. While they do not possess a player like Judge, they do have Yoenis Cespedes. Both Judge and Cespedes are Home Run Derby champions, but they also crush the ball during the regular season as well. In only half a season played in 2017, Cespedes slugged his way to 17 home runs. This was an astronomical number, considering that he only stood up for only 291 at bats. Of course, Cespedes isn’t the only power bat that the Mets outfield carries.
Over in the right field corner, the Mets have Jay Bruce. With his build, Bruce doesn’t exactly look like a professional athlete. Bruce looks like he should be flipping burgers at a Sunday barbeque rather than flipping bats at the ballpark. Contrary to his looks however, Bruce is a force to be reckoned with. What Cespedes brings in flair, Bruce brings in a more modest manner. Between the Mets and the Cleveland Indians last season, Bruce slugged 36 home runs. The power doesn’t stop there.
Possibly the most intriguing piece of the Mets outfield is Michael Conforto. Before injuring himself on a swing last season, Conforto hit 27 homeruns in 373 at bats. Starting the season on the disabled list, Conforto will not make an impact on the team until possibly May. If all of these players remain healthy throughout the season, the Mets could be looking at 90 home runs from their outfield alone.
I’m not going to come out and say that the Yankees do not have a talented outfield, because they certainly do. Aaron Hicks and Gardner are talented pieces next to Judge, and if Stanton gets out there, it could be scary. The outfield of the Mets is being vastly underestimated however. There should be no reason that the outfield can’t run toe to toe with their cross town rivals. It will without a doubt make for some interesting games when interleague play rolls around. The Subway Series will be won in the outfield, and the Mets have all the chance in the world to come out on top.

5 comments for “Mets’ outfield has just as much power as Yankees’ does

  1. Chris F
    March 31, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Sorry Dalton, thats complete fantasy. The Yankees are going to get well over 100 HR from the OF, and there is zero chance of that in Queens. Mind you I dont care that much, but in terms of power across the board the Yankees went all in.

    • Name
      March 31, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      Actually he’s a closer to reality than you think. The Mets got 101 HR from their OF last year. The Yankees also had 101, and they had they had that cheap RF porch.

      Now of course the Yankees have Stanton this year so I fully expect them to beat the Mets this year in terms of Home runs, but there’s the potential is there (assuming healthy and productive) for the Mets OF to also be a top 5 power hitting squad.

  2. Madman
    March 31, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Homer,you’re a homer. But that’s OK.

  3. Mike Walczak
    April 1, 2018 at 6:58 am

    This could happen because Stanton and Judge will be getting a lot of AB at DH.

    The other factor is how many games the players spend on the DL.

    I would still bet on the Yankees with this one.

  4. Pete in Iowa
    April 1, 2018 at 11:00 am

    While I could certainly see Bruce flipping burgers at a backyard barbecue, I could never envision him flipping a bat.
    Thankfully, “bat flipping” is just not a part of Jay’s game.

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