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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Met Their Match? Infield Defense a Little Off

The Mets haven’t done well at turning ground balls and bunts into outs in their first 46 games. They rank sixth-worst in that stat percentage wise (their out conversion rate is 71%) and in Defensive Runs Saved when combining the skill and positioning of their infielders (-5 Runs Saved).

That 71% out conversion rate is particularly troubling when you consider the expected out rate on those batted balls – 79% (expected rate based on historical out probabilities).

Perhaps the most important thing in this piece is that the gap of 8 percentage points between their actual and expected out rates is the worst in the majors.

If the Mets’ actual out rate matched their expected out rate, they’d have turned 38 more ground balls and bunts into outs this season.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 26, 2022 at 02:59 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Karl from NY Posted: May 26, 2022 at 03:13 PM (#6078542)
Conjecture: the Mets pitchers have been good with strikeouts (K/9 ranks second in the NL), so when they do allow contact in play, it tends to be harder hit?
   2. Mefisto Posted: May 26, 2022 at 03:46 PM (#6078548)
Looks like their book on Joc Pedersen could use some work as well.
   3. The Honorable Ardo Posted: May 27, 2022 at 04:18 AM (#6078638)
Lose Javier Baez, watch your infield defense take a hit. No surprise there.
   4. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: May 27, 2022 at 06:14 AM (#6078639)
The team FIP is 3.68 and the team ERA is 3.74. I don’t think their defense is killing them too badly.
   5. Howie Menckel Posted: May 27, 2022 at 03:36 PM (#6078703)
As of about 10 days ago, the Mets had 54 infield hits and second-place in MLB was 38.

not sure either of these stats are definitive of how their season will play out.

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