In July, the New York Mets enjoyed their first winning month of the season by going 15-11 heading into tonight’s contest with the Marlins. The Mets improved their overall record to 48-56, but remain a distant hopeful to secure their first playoff berth since 2006.
More realistically, the Mets are shooting for their first season of .500 ball since 2008, which could be accomplished with a stretch run that matches July’s season-best production.
The Mets are hitting .263 as a team in July, sixth-best in the majors, and a far cry from their collective .238 average this season. The Mets have also scored 126 runs this month, second-best in the National League behind the Braves.
Meanwhile, the pitching staff compiled a 3.22 ERA as a team this month, which comes to sixth-best in MLB. Suddenly, the Mets have glut of young arms, including Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, that could make the team a contender next season.
Here are the July grades for each Mets player currently on the 25-man roster.