Juan Lagares, the 2014 Gold Glove winning Mets center fielder, has seen his playing time reduced to that of a defensive replacement. What happened?
The Mets defense finished 2016 with a .985 fielding percentage. The National League average was .984. Fielding percentage is the percentage of times that a player handles a batted or thrown ball. It is calculated by the sum of putouts and assists divided by the number of total chances (putouts + assists + errors).