Rene Rivera became known as Noah Syndergaard’s ‘personal’ Mets catcher in the second half of last season. Starting Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud had great difficulty throwing anyone out.
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).