2023 Player Outlook
Escobar is in a weird spot with Mets’ fans coming into 2023. Sure, he’s been productive for them the last season and a half since coming over from Arizona, but he was still almost replaced this offseason. Can he rebound from that and use it as motivation to improve his numbers from a year ago? Escobar slashed .240/.295/.430 with 20 home runs, 69 RBI, and 58 runs over 136 games in 2022 while adding 30 more XBH. The only complaint about Escobar is the declining slash line over the last four seasons, but his pure numbers weren’t that far off of his seasonal averages. If he can’t find motivation in 2023, his 2022 stat line is looking like a ceiling for 2023 with a solid chance he comes in below it with a .235 or so batting average and 17-20 HR.