• Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso have combined their disparate skill sets to create something beautiful

    11 days ago - By Bésame

    About 35 years ago, if a shortstop drove in 99 runs and clocked 25 homers, they'd be tried as a witch.
    That's exactly what Francisco Lindor has done this season though, and with 11 games to spare, the switch-hitting straw that stirs the Mets' drink will finish the season with even prettier numbers. In 1987, the average MLB shortstop slashed .258/.315/.365 with an 80 wRC+, meaning as a collective, shortstops were 20% worse than the league's average hitter.
    Entering Friday's series opener in Oakland, Lindor is flexing a .271/.344/.454 slash line and 130 wRC+. With four more RBI, he will...
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