Mets Power Rankings Roundup: Week 21

By The Guru
Monday, August 22, 2016

Season Trend

Below is a graph of where the Mets have ranked over the course of the season.

And here is what Power Rankers are saying about the Mets this week:

ESPN

Mets ranked 17th - "Since returning from the disabled list, Yoenis Cespedes is 5-for-13 with three home runs, five RBIs, three runs scored and 15 total bases. By hitting his 40th home run in his 153rd game as a Met, Cespedes became the fastest to reach 40 homers in team history, shattering Carlos Delgado's previous record of 175 games."

Sports Illustrated

Mets ranked 18th - In Jonah Keri’s weekly power rankings he selects four teams to write about. Although your team was not chosen this week, Jonah’s work is well worth the read.

USA Today

Mets ranked 18th - "With 25 homers and a .933 OPS, opt-out looking good for Yoenis Cespedes."

Bleacher Report

Mets ranked 18th - "The New York Mets welcomed Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera back from the disabled list last week, while Neil Walker also returned to action after missing four games with lower back stiffness.

"He is so dangerous in the middle of our lineup and makes such a big difference. It's nothing against anybody else, but he's tough to replace. It's nice to have him back," manager Terry Collins said of Cespedes, per ESPN.com's Adam Rubin.

A win on Sunday Night Baseball gave the Mets a four-game split with the San Francisco Giants and brought them back to .500 on the year, as they sit 4.5 games back with three teams to pass in the wild-card standings.

The pitching staff remains a clear strength, but any hopes that Zack Wheeler would be providing a second-half spark were dashed when he suffered a mild flexor strain in his right elbow, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post."

Reddit

Mets ranked 17th - "We are just so mediocre. Waiting for that 29 callup .... SoupTember!"

Average ranking is 17.6 --> See where that puts the Mets in our weekly Power Rankings!

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