It hasn’t been an easy go of things for Francisco Lindor lately.
Despite the hot start of the New York Mets in 2022, Lindor hasn’t been at his best.
His average on the season sits at .228.
Early in the year, it looked like he had potentially shaken off the rust that plagued him last season, which was his first as a member of the Mets.
But right now, that is not the case.
Lindor is struggling, and he missed a big chance in the bottom of the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals last night when he struck out with two men on to end the game.
One fan posted a tweet that show Lindor’s stats since April 16.
Francisco Lindor since 4/16:
That’s not what you want from a franchise player.
— MLBNerds (@MLBNerds) May 14, 2022
Lindor In A Slump
This is pretty grim.
There hasn’t been much to smile about for “Mr. Smile.”
That .212/.270/.308 slash line says it all.
His walk rate is way down and his strikeout rate has increased.
As the fan noted in his tweet, this is not what you want to see from your franchise player if you’re the Mets.
It’s not what they would’ve expected either.
The Mets traded for Lindor prior to the 2021 season and locked him up on a 10-year extension.
So far, the results have been rather disappointing.
The Mets remain a strong ballclub, but they’re going to need Lindor to turn it up a notch if they want to be at full strength and step on the rest of the league.
Lindor just hasn’t replicated his numbers from his days in Cleveland yet.
Expectations are high in New York and the pressure mounts on a player when he isn’t producing.
We’ll see if Lindor can turn it around.