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Birth Date3-17-1989
Height6' 1"
Weight215 lbs
Age30 years, 7 months, 0 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2013 NYN 24 121 421 95 21 5 4 20 96 2 6 3 .242 .281 .352 68 -14.3 0.3 21.4 2.1
2014 NYN 25 116 452 117 24 3 4 20 87 7 13 4 .281 .321 .382 91 -4.4 1.0 11.0 2.2
2015 NYN 26 143 465 114 16 5 6 16 87 4 7 3 .259 .289 .358 76 -11.0 1.4 -1.5 0.3
2016 NYN 27 79 160 34 7 2 3 11 27 2 4 2 .239 .301 .380 84 -2.8 0.1 1.5 0.4
2017 NYN 28 94 272 63 16 2 3 14 56 3 7 3 .250 .296 .365 69 -9.6 1.9 6.2 0.7
2018 NYN 29 30 64 20 1 1 0 3 9 1 3 1 .339 .375 .390 88 -0.7 1.0 1.5 0.4
2019 NYN 30 133 285 55 12 1 5 22 75 2 4 1 .213 .279 .326 62 -13.0 3.3 -5.7 -0.6
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Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2006 DME Rk DSL 57 236 .233 .355 .312 .314 90 5.8 4.2 1.7 91 0 4.5 4.0 -5.4 0.9
2007 SAV A SAL 83 304 .255 .327 .383 .261 95 -17.5 9.1 4.1 59 0 14.0 -1.8 -14.2 1.1
2008 SAV A SAL 46 197 .256 .323 .378 .284 95 -7 5.6 2.5 78 0 -2.1 2.1 -7.4 0.1
2008 BRO A- NYP 19 78 .257 .333 .386 .266 95 -1.8 2.2 0.4 65 0 0.1 -0.1 -4.5 -0.2
2009 SAV A SAL 47 177 .249 .319 .359 .365 87 0.5 5.0 -1.5 86 0 9.3 0.5 -2.2 1.2
2009 MTS Rk GCL 6 25 .253 .349 .349 .250 107 -2.5 0.8 -0.3 49 0 0.0 0.4 -2.0 -0.1
2010 SAV A SAL 67 307 .254 .321 .365 .337 83 17.4 9.0 -1.6 130 0 7.4 3.9 9.8 2.9
2010 SLU A+ FSL 33 137 .258 .325 .370 .257 98 -8 4.0 -0.2 54 0 7.2 0.6 -6.4 0.5
2011 SLU A+ FSL 82 335 .259 .325 .377 .379 105 13 10.0 -3.3 142 0 1.4 -0.3 13.1 2.1
2011 BIN AA EAS 38 170 .264 .331 .404 .439 92 11.6 5.0 -1.5 149 0 5.2 0.7 8.5 1.8
2011 AGU Wnt DWL 9 16 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 BIN AA EAS 130 548 .263 .330 .397 .337 102 1.8 15.1 -1.7 107 0 29.9 2.8 4.5 5.3
2012 AGU Wnt DWL 24 61 .000 .000 .000 .405 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 NYN MLB NL 121 421 .250 .309 .388 .310 97 -11.7 11.1 0.5 68 8 21.4 0.3 -14.3 2.1
2013 LVG AAA PCL 17 82 .284 .344 .425 .393 109 5.1 2.4 0.2 128 0 2.8 0.4 1.8 0.8
2014 NYN MLB NL 116 452 .252 .310 .384 .341 96 5.2 11.7 1 91 9 11.0 1.0 -4.4 2.2
2014 SLU A+ FSL 1 4 .256 .339 .331 .333 108 -0.3 0.1 0 56 0 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2014 BIN AA EAS 2 9 .260 .323 .406 .400 109 -0.4 0.2 0 63 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.5 0.0
2014 LVG AAA PCL 3 10 .264 .353 .401 .500 107 0.9 0.3 0 106 0 1.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
2014 MTS Rk GCL 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 23 0 0.0 0.0 -0.8 0.0
2015 NYN MLB NL 143 465 .261 .319 .411 .308 86 -5.7 12.6 1.1 76 11 -1.5 1.4 -11.0 0.3
2016 NYN MLB NL 79 160 .251 .316 .408 .274 83 -2 4.5 0.2 84 13 1.5 0.1 -2.8 0.4
2016 BIN AA EAS 4 19 .286 .352 .437 .462 109 0.4 0.5 0 86 0 0.8 0.6 -0.6 0.1
2017 NYN MLB NL 94 272 .252 .327 .426 .309 94 -7.2 8.0 0.7 69 11 6.2 1.9 -9.6 0.7
2017 SLU A+ FSL 3 11 .255 .306 .382 .400 111 1.3 0.3 -0.1 120 0 -0.3 0.5 0.2 0.1
2017 BIN AA EAS 8 29 .274 .336 .427 .304 97 -2.9 0.8 0 56 0 0.0 0.4 -1.2 0.0
2018 NYN MLB NL 30 64 .247 .322 .405 .392 86 2.8 1.8 0.1 88 11 1.5 1.0 -0.7 0.4
2019 NYN MLB NL 133 285 .255 .325 .436 .279 95 -16.6 8.6 0.7 62 11 -5.7 3.3 -13.0 -0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2006 DME Rk DSL 236 204 36 52 7 8 3 84 33 23 48 12 5 .255 .338 .412 .157 3 3
2007 SAV A SAL 304 281 26 59 12 6 2 89 16 18 64 11 7 .210 .260 .317 .107 3 3
2008 BRO A- NYP 78 72 8 18 7 0 1 28 7 1 10 1 3 .250 .269 .389 .139 3 3
2008 SAV A SAL 197 181 14 46 9 0 2 61 17 8 28 3 4 .254 .284 .337 .083 4 4
2009 MTS Rk GCL 25 24 1 5 1 0 0 6 1 1 4 1 0 .208 .240 .250 .042 0 0
2009 SAV A SAL 177 168 23 46 6 2 0 56 13 6 42 9 4 .274 .307 .333 .060 0 0
2010 SLU A+ FSL 137 133 16 31 5 0 2 42 16 2 18 7 3 .233 .250 .316 .083 0 0
2010 SAV A SAL 307 290 42 87 13 9 5 133 39 7 44 18 2 .300 .321 .459 .159 2 2
2011 AGU Wnt DWL 16 16 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .000 0 0
2011 SLU A+ FSL 335 308 51 104 15 6 7 152 49 21 47 5 6 .338 .380 .494 .156 2 3
2011 BIN AA EAS 170 162 21 60 11 3 2 83 22 5 29 10 2 .370 .391 .512 .142 1 1
2012 AGU Wnt DWL 61 54 8 17 2 0 0 19 6 5 13 2 0 .315 .377 .352 .037 1 0
2012 BIN AA EAS 548 499 69 141 29 6 4 194 48 37 93 21 10 .283 .334 .389 .106 5 2
2013 LVG AAA PCL 82 78 13 27 3 2 3 43 9 4 14 2 3 .346 .378 .551 .205 0 0
2013 NYN MLB NL 421 392 35 95 21 5 4 138 34 20 96 6 3 .242 .281 .352 .110 2 5
2014 MTS Rk GCL 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
2014 SLU A+ FSL 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 0
2014 LVG AAA PCL 10 9 2 4 1 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 .444 .500 .556 .111 0
2014 BIN AA EAS 9 8 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .000 0
2014 NYN MLB NL 452 416 46 117 24 3 4 159 47 20 87 13 4 .281 .321 .382 .101 6
2015 NYN MLB NL 465 441 47 114 16 5 6 158 41 16 87 7 3 .259 .289 .358 .100 3 1
2016 NYN MLB NL 160 142 15 34 7 2 3 54 9 11 27 4 2 .239 .301 .380 .141 1 4
2016 BIN AA EAS 19 18 2 6 0 1 0 8 2 0 5 0 0 .333 .368 .444 .111 0 0
2017 BIN AA EAS 29 29 3 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 6 0 0 .241 .241 .241 .000 0 0
2017 SLU A+ FSL 11 11 3 4 1 1 0 7 1 0 1 0 0 .364 .364 .636 .273 0 0
2017 NYN MLB NL 272 252 37 63 16 2 3 92 15 14 56 7 3 .250 .296 .365 .115 1 2
2018 NYN MLB NL 64 59 9 20 1 1 0 23 6 3 9 3 1 .339 .375 .390 .051 1 0
2019 NYN MLB NL 285 258 38 55 12 1 5 84 27 22 75 4 1 .213 .279 .326 .112 1 2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2013 1625 0.5243 0.4585 0.7933 0.5610 0.3454 0.8682 0.6592 0.2067 -0.0022
2014 1683 0.5039 0.4688 0.8048 0.6026 0.3329 0.8728 0.6799 0.1952 0.0099
2015 1777 0.5087 0.4980 0.7910 0.6305 0.3608 0.8737 0.6413 0.2090 0.0048
2016 639 0.4617 0.4304 0.7855 0.5729 0.3081 0.8521 0.6792 0.2145 0.0000
2017 1029 0.4879 0.4538 0.7730 0.5777 0.3359 0.8621 0.6271 0.2270 0.0000
2018 213 0.5305 0.5164 0.7636 0.6903 0.3200 0.8205 0.6250 0.2364 0.0000
2019 1086 0.4549 0.4797 0.7428 0.6457 0.3412 0.8464 0.5792 0.2572 0.0000
Career80520.49780.47090.78440.60300.34080.86410.64540.21560.0027

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-17 2014-09-27 DTD 10 8 Right Elbow Hyperextension -
2014-06-02 2014-06-26 15-DL 24 22 Right Trunk Strain Ribcage -
2014-05-31 2014-06-01 DTD 1 1 - Trunk Spasms Ribcage -
2014-04-15 2014-05-01 15-DL 16 13 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-03-21 2012-03-23 Camp 2 0 Left Shoulder Contusion HBP - -
2010-07-29 2010-09-06 Minors 39 0 Right Ankle Fracture -
2009-05-27 2009-08-31 Minors 96 0 Right Wrist Surgery -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 NYN $500,000
2019 NYN $9,000,000
2018 NYN $6,500,000
2017 NYN $4,500,000
2016 NYN $2,500,000
2015 NYN $553,696
2014 NYN $506,636
2013 NYN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$14,560,332
2019Current$9,000,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$23,560,332
1 yrFuture$500,000
7 yrTotal$24,060,332

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 160 dACES5 years/$23,553,696 (2015-19), 2020 opti

Details
  • 5 years/$23,553,696 (2015-19), plus 2020 club option. Signed extension with NY Mets 4/2/15, expanding one-year contract signed 3/5/15. 15:$528,696, 16:$2.5M, 17:$4.5M, 18:$6.5M, 19:$9M, 20:$9.5M club option ($0.5M buyout). Performance bonus: $25,000 for 2014 Gold Glove.
  • 1 year/$506,636 (2014). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by NY Mets 11/18/11. Re-signed by NY Mets 3/12.
  • Signed 2007 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 45 11 2 0 1 4 9 1 1 .268 .348 .390 101 2.5 CF 0 0.0
80o 31 7 1 0 1 2 6 1 0 .259 .310 .407 95 1.4 CF 0 0.0
70o 20 4 1 0 0 1 4 1 0 .222 .263 .278 91 0.8 CF 0 0.0
60o 11 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .200 .273 .200 88 0.4 CF 0 0.0
50o 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 84 0.1 CF 0 0.0
Weighted Mean300000100.000.000.000840.1CF 00.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-07-08 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a good faith argument for Christian Pache to be the second best prospect? It feels like the stuff that makes him good (double plus glove ingood wheels, strong arm) gives him a fairly high floor. Is the delta of outcomes “Kevin kiermaier” to “what we wanted Byron Buxton to be” or am I wildly overrating him?
(Bring Back Hegelbon from Online)
On the one hand, you did just describe Juan Lagares. On the other hand, Lagares did have a couple two-plus WARP seasons. But you'd have to *really* believe in Pache's bat to get him to 2 globally, in ways we just don't, and Kiermaier as a floor is aggressive for my tastes (few have a floor that high). (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-04-20 12:00:00 (link to chat)Juan Lagares- good or flash in the pan?
(Max from Raleigh)
He's still Juan Lagares. Perfectly fine fourth outfielder, very good defender, fine to start against lefties. He's probably not going to continue to run a .420 BABIP. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Does Juan Lagares have positive trade value? He's owed 15 over the next two years with a 9mil club option? It would make too much sense to trade him and sign Cain, right??
(Dexter from Sam)
That's not egregious for a good fourth outfielder, but I don't know that there's surplus value or whatever it is the kids say. Also not positive he hits enough or stays healthy enough to be a *good* fourth outfielder. At least not one you want to commit two years to. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-03-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any guys on the Mets you like more than others?
(Carsom from Wentz)
Yes. Yoenis Cespedes seems much better than Juan Lagares to me. (Matthew Trueblood)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jarrett, I really enjoy the podcasts with you and Jeff. I don't mean to be that baseball fan that throws out all these hypothetical trades because I know they can often be excessive and unrealistic. Though, with Andrew Mccutchen seemingly on the block coming off a down year, I can't help but wonder why the Mets wouldn't be jumping all over the opportunity to land a super star (I know he's coming off a down year). How crazy would it be for the Mets to have a 3 way trade with the pirates and a team who would want Juan Lagares. Mets would send Lagares to that team who'd send a prospect to the Pirates (prob a 10ish in the org guy). Mets would send Gsellman/Wheeler, Beccera and Cecchini to the Pirates, with McCutch to the Mets. Am I crazy, or does that make sense? Also, that would only add 10mm to payroll and wouldn't knock them out of Cespedes running.
(Larry from NY)
Weirdly, we have two questions tonight that basically turn on Juan Lagares' trade value.

This just feels really light for McCutchen. I know he's off a down season and they might not be able to re-sign him, but from a baseball sense McCutchen just turned 30 and is all of a year off a run of four straight MVP top-fives. From a cultural sense, trading him hurts that Pittsburgh franchise a lot, and you're going to need a heck of a return to sell your fanbase. Lagares and especially Wheeler just aren't the kind of names in this offseason that are getting this package done. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jarrett--- big fan of the podcast. Can you rank Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce and Juan Lagares in terms of trade value? Also, can you give me an idea of what each could fetch in a trade, in Mets prospect terms (so I can better understand)? For example, maybe Jay Bruce gets you a Merandy Gonzalez type prospect, idk.
(Ruby from NYC)
Granderson: maybe on the high end someone like Gavin Cecchini? I definitely think a Molina or Merandy kind of arm would be out there
Bruce: pretty much the same
Lagares: someone like Harol Gonzalez, and a lot of salary relief (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of the Bruce trade? Personally, I'm a fan as I really think Bruce is better now than Herrera will ever be. Also, I really like what I've seen from Nimmo. Great makeup (which should not be understated), big frame to add power, great eye and good foot speed and good fielder.
(Phil from Uconn Go Huskies)
Okay, I will try this again. In a vacuum the trade was fine for the Mets. They just don't view Herrera as a significant major league piece, and Bruce is good value for him. I would have said the same thing about Nimmo (although they like Nimmo a lot). We've been waiting for him to add power to that frame for five years now though, don't know if it is happening.

The problem is the Mets now have four LHH corner outfielders and an injured Juan Lagares, and Collins is not the guy to manage a roster in need of that much creativity. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brian, Do you think Juan Lagares is a first division starter in CF next year? The mets treatment of him has confused me at times. Curious for your thoughts on it.
(modofacid from Middletown, NJ)
What up Middletown! (I grew up there!) I'm a Lagares believer after this season, primarily because he seems to have demonstrated that the defensive issues of 2015 were mostly in the past. It's tough to post him as a true first-division starter due to his platoon split and injury issues, but ... yeah. I think a World Series team can win with Lagares up the middle. They'd probably be batting him 7th or 8th, but I think his defense carries the day. (Bryan Grosnick)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for chatting, Mark! Friend of mine who lives in Florida and sees loads of GCL & FSL games opined that Albert Almora and Magneuris Sierra were the two best defensive centerfielders he'd seen in several years -- though he also took pains to mention that for whatever reason Juan Lagares was playing primarily LF when he passed through the Sunshine State. Have you heard similar reports on Sierra and Almora?
(Milo Satinsky from Chevy Chase, Md.)
I have heard similar things. Both Almora and Sierra are instinctual defenders that make covering center field look easy. Sierra is a little more explosive as a player, but what Almora lacks in explosiveness he makes up for in polish and all-around ability. Both players have a chance to be exciting Major Leaguers. (Mark Anderson)
2014-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)In the very deapest of dynasty leagues, would you consider Kevin Kiermaier, Jesus Montero, Brock Holt, Brandon Barnes, Bobby Abreu, Eugenio Suarez, Rene Rivera, Steve Pearce, and Juan Lagares. In what order would you rank them of those you would consider?
(Donald from Orlando)
I'd look at Kiermaier, and Holt most among that group. Kiermaier has some nice PT with Myers down and Holt seems to be ready to play anywhere to stay in the lineup. There isn't a lot of disparity in the group, but for this year only, I'd still give Abreu a look, too. Beyond that, Suarez and Montero would be my next two. (Paul Sporer)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Juan Lagares can hit 260 with a 310 OBP with a good amount of double (think 25+ easily) and a few triples and 5-10 homeruns, what kind of value would he have? Wouldn't that make him a top outfielder?
(MetsFaithful5 from Syracuse)
I hate to do this to you, but Angel Pagan's final season with the Mets: .262 BA, .322 OBP, 24 2B, and seven homers. If you buy the defensive metrics, he was pretty good in center, too. So a top outfielder ... as in top-five? Probably not. But pretty good. (R.J. Anderson)


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