Heading into spring training last month, Terry Collins said he expected Marlon Byrd to be his starting right fielder, provided he still had enough left in the tank. Now that Byrd has had an outstanding spring, batting .324 in Grapefruit League play, it appears to be the case.

According to one Mets source, the team is “99.9% certain” that Byrd will get the job. The 35-year-old outfielder is preparing to head north with the club when it breaks camp at the end of the month. The outfielder is moving his family to New York, according to a source close to Byrd.

It’s not a surprise, considering Byrd’s strong spring and the state of the Mets’ outfield.

Byrd has four RBI and four doubles in 13 games this spring. Signed to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, Byrd is the top hitter among the outfielders in camp — and only below utility infielder Jordany Valdespin, who is being considered for an outfield position just to get his bat in the lineup.