TheNew York Metshad plenty of questions surrounding their catcher position entering the season.
It was a spot where the Mets needed to find some offensive production.
One of the options they had at catcher was Tomas Nido.
But, Nido struggled from the very beginning of the season and the Mets have had other catchers emerge.
According to Andy Martino, the Mets are expected to DFA Nido.
Mets expected to DFA catcher Tomas Nido, according to source. Tandem will be Alvarez/Narvaez.
Andy Martino (@martinonyc) June 5, 2023
In 22 games this season Nido hit .125 with one RBI and 18 strikeouts.
He has been unplayable this year and that is why the Mets had to make this move.
The Mets will move forward with Francisco Alvarez and Omar Narvaez as their two catchers.
Alvarez has been their top prospect over the past few years and he was always seen as the future for the Mets.
Now his time is finally here to show what he can do.
So far Alvarez has played pretty well in his first 38 games.
He is striking.237 with eight home runs and 19 RBI.
He could benefit from being more selective at the plate (30 strikeouts, 7 walks), but his upside is tremendous.
The Mets have struggled offensively for a large portion of this season.
So getting the best hitters in the lineup each night should be their priority.
Alvarez has 30+ homer potential, and he is still only 21 years old.
All he needs is to get regular at-bats so he can adjust to major-league pitching.
The future is bright behind the dish for the Mets with Alvarez in the fold.