At Least the Mets Can Hit .300

Josh LevittSenior Analyst IApril 22, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets at bat against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field on April 19, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Sure, the Mets can't hit in scoring position to save their lives, but wow, these guys can hit .300!

As of last night's game against the Cardinals, each position player on the Mets was hitting at least .300, with the exception of Ramon Castro (and Castro only has 20 at bats this season). Think about that: the Mets entire infield and outfield is hitting at least .300 right now. Crazy.

Proof:

J Reyes SS5121011.339
D Murphy LF3011102.320
D Wright 3B4121012.306
C Delgado 1B4010010.300
C Beltran CF3021100.354
R Church RF3000003.350
R Castro C4000001.150
L Castillo 2B4120010.400


I know it's only 13 games into the season, but this is still very, very impressive. And somewhat weird.

When you consider that each of the seven guys hitting over .300 has at least 40 at bats, this feat seems somewhat astonishing.

(Note: Has this ever happened before? Seven starters, all hitting above .300 this "late" into the season). *It seems as though the odds would be astronomical.*

What's not impressive is the Mets record: 6-7. It's incredible to think that this team has not gotten off to a better start considering how hot their bats are.

In the end, hitting .300 doesn't matter when the team doesn't win. The Mets have to perform better with runners in scoring position if they are going to make a serious push in the NL East.