Mets Opening Day starters

Drag the sliders on the images below to see how the Mets' roster has changed by comparing the Opening Day lineup from 2013 with the likely 2014 starters. (The Mets finished 74-88 in 2013, third place in the NL East and out of the playoffs)

First base

Ike Davis (2013 and 2014) hit .205, was sent to the minors and missed time with an injury. He'll split time with Lucas Duda and Josh Satin this season.

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Second base

Daniel Murphy (2013 and 2014) hit .286 with a career-high 13 home runs last season.

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Third base

David Wright (2013 and 2014) hit .307 with a .390 on-base percentage and made the All-Star team last season.

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Shortstop

Ruben Tejada (2013 and 2014) hit .202, lost the starting job, was sent to the minors and battled injury during a rough 2013.

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Catcher

John Buck (2013) hit 15 home runs before departing via trade. Travis d'Arnaud (2014) is one of the top catching prospects in the game.

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Leftfield

Lucas Duda (2013) had a .352 on-base percentage and 15 home runs, splitting time at first base and in left. Eric Young Jr. (2014) led the National League with 46 stolen bases in 2013.

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Centerfield

Collin Cowgill (2013) hit .206 in just 23 games and was traded. Chris Young (2014) signed a one-year deal this offseason.

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Rightfield

Marlon Byrd (2013) hit .285 with 21 home runs before he was traded. Curtis Granderson (2014) signed a four-year, $60-million deal.

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Starting pitcher

Jon Niese (2013) had a 3.71 ERA in 143 innings. Dillon Gee (2014) makes his first Opening Day start in his fifth MLB season.

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