Like the rest of his teammates, J.D. Davis is not at all happy about the Mets missing out on the playoffs this season.
"It was a tough pill to swallow.," he told reporters before the Mets' final game of the season. "We knew from day one, spring training and everything, we should be a team that should make the playoffs especially with the talent on this team. A lot of us ran into a little bit of bad luck. We got injury bug but we still have the talent to at least sneak into the playoffs.
"I'm disappointed in it. I don't like losing."
Davis is already looking forward, though. With a .307 average during the 2019 season, he proved that he just needed consistent playing time to make an impact. He didn't have the same production in this shortened season with a .249/.370/.392 with six homers and 19 RBI, but he has already cemented himself as a solid young piece that the Mets should invest in.
“Little ups and downs," he said when asked about his 2020 season. "It was tough, it’s tough to get going in a two-month season. But I had a lot of good ABs, I think I take pride in myself in that. My defense this year took a step forward.”
And Davis knows his work definitely isn't done yet. He called himself "a work in progress," and explained what he needs to continue doing this offseason to be better for 2021.
“I really wanted to work on my agility and kinda slim down a little bit and get myself more agile side to side and I have. I lost a little bit of weight — a little bit too much weight. I’m swimming in my jersey right now.
"I’m still a work in progress. I’m never going to settle. I’m going to try to be the best infielder or best outfielder that I can be. I’m going to take what I’ve learned and continue to work on my footwork, my hands and stuff like that.”