Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young Jr) as our Mets 101 Player Review Series returns for its third year. In each review we will take a look at the player's 2013 performance and what role, if any, they can expect to have with the Mets in 2014. We continue our series today with a look at first baseman, Ike Davis
Mets 101 Player Review:Ike Davis
2013 Stats:103 G, .205 BA, 9 HR, 33 RBI, 14 2B, 55 BB, 101 K, .661 OPS
2013 Story: The staff here at Mets101 spilled more than enough ink on Ike Davis this season. After a breakout season in 2012 where we saw him hit 32 homers and drive in 90 runs, all Mets fans expected Ike Davis to have a big year. Like 2012, Davis started slow in 2013 but he struggled even worse than last year and was an automatic out in the middle of the Met lineup. Eventually Terry Collins had enough and Davis was sent down to Triple A Las Vegas. The thin air in Vegas and a restructured approach at the plate helped Davis gain some confidence and figure things out. Davis was called back up in July and performed well, hitting .267 with an .872 OPS in 48 games. He had a fantastic .429 on-base percentage with more walks (38) than strikeouts (35). While his power was lacking, he was much more patient at the plate and was on base nearly every game. A strained oblique landed Davis on the DL in the latter part of the summer and he was eventually shut down.
2013 Grade:F. This season was a complete and total failure for Davis. Met fans expected Davis to build off of 2012 and he took several steps back.
Contract Status:Arbitration Eligible
Odds of Returning:90%
2014 Role:First Baseman
The Mets have already announced that they will tender Ike Davis, who is eligible for arbitration. Davis should be in line for a raise from his $3.15 million salary. The Mets are smart to bring him back because Davis has shown that he can be a major league power hitter. Maybe 2013 will be an anomaly and it will drive Davis to put the work in during the offseason to avoid an equally disastrous 2014.
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