The baseball season is a long one. Early statistics are often misleading and do not generally reflect what will be at the end of the campaign. Players that get off to a slow start, often heat up. While those that come out of the gate putting up big numbers usually level off as the season progresses.
For example; Torii Hunter has begun the season batting .413. Meanwhile Matt Kemp's average is a lowly 182. Both are fine players, but their current numbers are almost definitely not an indication of what each player's final statistics will be.
The 2013 season is just two weeks old and the Mets have gotten off to a decent start. There have already been some highlights and impressive performances. Of course with the Mets being the Mets, there have also been a number of lowlights.
Here's a look at five good early signs for the Mets and five less than impressive initial statistics.