Yoenis Cespedes’ Slow Start Hasn’t Been All That Bad
As evidenced by their young starting rotation, the New York Mets are a team — and organization, for that matter — built around starting pitching. However, while having a dominant starting staff is awesome, we’ve seen that offense is just as important toward their eventual success.
After all, you still have to score more runs than the other team to win.
For the Mets, it doesn’t really matter how deep the offense appears on paper because it all flows through Yoenis Cespedes. Considering the fact that he’s slashed .154/.267/.308 in 30 plate appearances thus far — good for a 63 wRC+ — it shouldn’t be totally shocking to see New York scuffling a bit out of the gate because their offense hasn’t gotten into a groove yet.
And yes, there’s no possible way we can draw any conclusions from a seven-game sample size, but there are a couple of encouraging trends from Cespedes now that we’re one week into the regular season.