First 30 Games Analysis: New York Mets Offense

Kevin CassidyContributor IMay 11, 2009

The first 30 games of the season for the Metropolitans has been filled with ups and downs. The Mets started off their season in an all too familiar fashion for Mets fans by starting off cold and putting doubt into the minds of many. Luckily, the Mets have turned it around by winning their last seven games in a row, sweeping three straight series' against the Phillies, Braves, and Pirates. Here is my analysis of the first thirty games of the season:

Offensive MVP: Carlos Beltran- This one is clearly a no-brainer. Carlos is leading the Mets in several major categories, such as batting average (.374), home runs (6), OBP (.467), and RBIs (24) to name a few. Not to mention he is actually hitting consistently from both sides of the plate too with three home runs from each side.

Jose Reyes: Looking a bit confused up at the plate early on, but has showed some signs of life. He is critical to the Mets scoring runs with his speed and base stealing ability. He will come around, its just a matter of time in Citi Field with the deep alleys that are perfect for Reyes' patented triples.

Luis Castillo: So far, so good for Luis as he has been consistently finding ways to get on base with an OBP of .402. He has been a solid table setter for the Mets in the early part of the season.

David Wright: Dave has been having some issues seeing the ball so far this season with an uncharacteristic 35 strikeouts in only 115 AB's. Despite his struggles he is still hitting .304 with an OBP of .391. He has been heating up lately and starting to hit the ball more to right field, which is a tell tale sign that he is starting to feel more comfortable at the dish.

Carlos Delgado: Pretty solid start for Carlos as he has been consistent so far. He has driven in 23 runs already in only 94 ABs, which is a great sign since he has been known to struggle with RISP.

Daniel Murphy: Consistent start for Daniel at the plate, but his fielding has been a major problem. His comfort level out there will hopefully improve as the season progresses as he completes his conversion from second base to left field.

Ryan Church: Has struggled at the plate with RISP by batting .130. He has been up and down so far this year and needs to start developing a consistent approach at the plate and just focus on getting on base.

Omir Santos: A pretty good job by the fill in catcher. He is batting .300 and getting on base at the bottom of the order to set the table for the big guns. He has handled the pitchers pretty well so far and has fit in well with the rest of the lineup. His highlight of course was his grand slam against the Marlins.