Back in 2016, the Mets struggled so much with RISP, having the worst numbers since the expansion Padres in 1969 through most of the season. Their strong kick which allowed them to make the playoffs happened as they started performing well in the category the final month of the year.
We didn’t talk much about RISP performance this past year, so let’s check in and see how the Mets did in various categories in this split. Here are their ranks in the National League:
PA – 8th (1556)
Runs – 8th (538)
OPS – 7th (.799)
Middle of the pack sure beats in the running for worst mark in 50 years.
The Nationals saw their OPS in RISP rise from .785 to .887 to claim the top spot in the league. However, the NL as a whole saw its OPS rise 46 points in the category in 2019. The Braves finished first in 2018 and dropped to sixth place in OPS this past season. The Phillies had a 12th-place finish in 2019 after finishing fifth in 2018.