Spring training is all about competition, and there will be no better competition to watch in Mets camp than in the outfield.
Lucas Duda, who was sent down to AAA last year because of his struggles at the plate, is the only outfielder to secure a starting job. But even his role is unclear—is he the full-time starter in left, or will he platoon with a right-handed bat?
If the season were to start today, the Mets outfield would consist of all lefties—Duda in left, Kirk Nieuwenhuis in center and Mike Baxter in right.
Luckily for the Mets, the season doesn’t start tonight.
Over this past winter, general manager Sandy Alderson brought in players who will compete for the open outfield spots. Rumors will continue to swirl around Michael Bourn until he signs with a team, but this slideshow will focus on who is in camp right now.