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It’s been quite an in-season contrast for Francisco Lindor.
First 187 PA – .178/.288/.261 with a .196 BABIP
Last 295 PA – .266/.353/.492 with a .290 BABIP
For his career, Lindor has a .279/.344/.478 line with a .293 BABIP. What we’ve seen since the end of May is pretty much exactly what we should have expected from Lindor. And while it was fair to wonder early on how Lindor ever hit 30 HR in a season, he has 14 HR in his last 295 PA or a HR every 21.1 PA. When he hit 33 HR in 2017, Lindor averaged a HR every 21.9 PA.
Those first two months counted and they’ll keep Lindor’s overall season looking like a pretty big disappointment. However, he has a 2.6 fWAR and a 2.9 rWAR. Lindor is one of four position players on the Mets with at least a 2.0 fWAR and he’s produced more value than James McCann, Michael Conforto, Jeff McNeil and Dominic Smith combined together.
Javier Baez has a chance to make it five players, as he currently has a 1.7 fWAR in 39 games as a Met. If J.D. Davis had been a full-time player upon his return from the IL, as you’d think his bat would have merited, they would have another potential guy over the 2.0 threshold. Brandon Nimmo leads the team with a 3.1 fWAR.