Arizona Diamondbacks-New York Mets Preview

By Thomas Lynch
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May 23, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares (12) in the on-deck circle before batting against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. The Pirates won 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

If I told my Met friends at the beginning of the year that A.J. Pollock was a better player than Juan Lagares, they would have called me crazy. Even though the Mets’ center fielder is a wonderful defensive player, the best at his position, Pollock is the superior player. He is an excellent compliment to Goldschmidt, getting on a base at a 37% clip with seven home runs and 13 stolen bases. Lagares is hitting a respectable .254 but desperately needs to hike his .289 OBP.