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Birth Date3-17-1989
Height6' 1"
Weight215 lbs
Age29 years, 3 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
3.42014
0.72015
0.42016
1.02017
1.12018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 NYN 24 121 421 392 35 95 21 5 4 138 20 96 2 2 5 34 6 3 .242 .281 .352 .232 0.5 21.4 2.4
2014 NYN 25 116 452 416 46 117 24 3 4 159 20 87 7 6 47 13 4 .281 .321 .382 .275 20.0 11.0 3.4
2015 NYN 26 143 465 441 47 114 16 5 6 158 16 87 4 3 1 41 7 3 .259 .289 .358 .245 8.0 -1.5 0.7
2016 NYN 27 79 160 142 15 34 7 2 3 54 11 27 2 1 4 9 4 2 .239 .301 .380 .245 2.4 1.5 0.4
2017 NYN 28 94 272 252 37 63 16 2 3 92 14 56 3 1 2 15 7 3 .250 .296 .365 .234 3.3 6.2 1.0
2018 NYN 29 30 64 59 9 20 1 1 0 23 3 9 1 1 0 6 3 1 .339 .375 .390 .297 5.1 1.5 0.7
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Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2006 DME Rk 57 236 .298 .233 .355 .312 .248 .314 90 5.8 4.2 1.7 4.8 4.0 15.7 2.1 15.7 2.1
2007 SAV A 83 304 .207 .255 .327 .383 .255 .261 95 -17.5 9.1 4.1 14.1 -1.8 -6.1 0.8 -6.1 0.8
2008 SAV A 46 197 .226 .256 .323 .378 .258 .284 95 -7 5.6 2.5 -2.1 2.1 3.2 0.1 3.2 0.1
2008 BRO A- 19 78 .239 .257 .333 .386 .268 .266 95 -1.8 2.2 0.4 0.1 -0.1 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2009 SAV A 47 177 .262 .249 .319 .359 .265 .365 87 0.5 5.0 -1.5 9.3 0.5 4.6 1.4 4.6 1.4
2009 MTS Rk 6 25 .171 .253 .349 .349 .263 .250 107 -2.5 0.8 -0.3 -0.0 0.4 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2010 SAV A 67 307 .318 .254 .321 .365 .263 .337 82 19.1 9.0 -1.6 7.4 3.9 30.4 3.8 30.4 3.8
2010 SLU A+ 33 137 .210 .258 .325 .370 .263 .257 97 -7.4 4.0 -0.2 7.2 0.6 -3.0 0.4 -3.0 0.4
2011 SLU A+ 82 335 .295 .259 .325 .377 .252 .379 105 13 10.0 -3.3 1.4 -0.3 19.4 2.1 19.4 2.1
2011 BIN AA 38 170 .321 .264 .331 .404 .278 .439 93 11.5 5.0 -1.5 5.2 0.7 15.6 2.1 15.6 2.1
2011 AGU Wnt 9 16 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 BIN AA 130 548 .263 .263 .330 .397 .262 .337 102 1.8 15.1 -1.7 29.9 2.8 17.9 5.1 17.9 5.1
2012 AGU Wnt 24 61 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .405 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 NYN MLB 121 421 .232 .250 .309 .388 .254 .310 97 -11.4 11.1 0.5 21.4 0.3 0.5 2.4 0.5 2.4
2013 LVG AAA 17 82 .320 .284 .344 .425 .272 .393 108 5.3 2.4 0.2 2.8 0.4 8.3 1.1 8.3 1.1
2014 NYN MLB 116 452 .275 .252 .310 .384 .261 .341 96 6.3 11.7 1 11.0 1.0 20.0 3.4 20.0 3.4
2014 SLU A+ 1 4 .191 .256 .339 .331 .245 .333 107 -0.3 0.1 0 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2014 BIN AA 2 9 .216 .260 .323 .406 .265 .400 109 -0.4 0.2 0 -0.1 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2014 LVG AAA 3 10 .340 .264 .353 .401 .261 .500 108 0.9 0.3 0 1.0 0.1 1.3 0.2 1.3 0.2
2014 MTS Rk 2 8 .012 .271 .373 .370 .286 .000 101 -2.2 0.3 0 0.0 0.0 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2015 NYN MLB 143 465 .245 .261 .319 .411 .267 .308 89 -7 12.6 1.1 -1.5 1.4 8.0 0.7 8.0 0.7
2016 NYN MLB 79 160 .245 .251 .316 .408 .266 .274 87 -2.4 4.5 0.2 1.5 0.1 2.4 0.4 2.4 0.4
2016 BIN AA 4 19 .282 .286 .352 .437 .275 .462 110 0.4 0.5 0 0.8 0.6 1.6 0.3 1.6 0.3
2017 NYN MLB 94 272 .234 .252 .327 .426 .266 .309 94 -7.3 8.0 0.7 6.2 1.9 3.3 1.0 3.3 1.0
2017 SLU A+ 3 11 .373 .255 .306 .382 .250 .400 113 1.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 0.5 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2017 BIN AA 8 29 .163 .274 .336 .427 .276 .304 95 -2.9 0.8 0 -0.0 0.4 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2018 NYN MLB 30 64 .297 .243 .314 .399 .261 .392 90 2.3 1.8 0.1 1.5 0.9 5.1 0.7 5.1 0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 DME Rk 236 36 52 7 8 3 33 23 48 12 5 .255 .338 .412 .157 .298 15.7 4.8 2.1
2007 SAV A 304 26 59 12 6 2 16 18 64 11 7 .210 .260 .317 .107 .207 -6.1 14.1 0.8
2008 BRO A- 78 8 18 7 0 1 7 1 10 1 3 .250 .269 .389 .139 .239 0.7 0.1 0.1
2008 SAV A 197 14 46 9 0 2 17 8 28 3 4 .254 .284 .337 .083 .226 3.2 -2.1 0.1
2009 SAV A 177 23 46 6 2 0 13 6 42 9 4 .274 .307 .333 .060 .262 4.6 9.3 1.4
2009 MTS Rk 25 1 5 1 0 0 1 1 4 1 0 .208 .240 .250 .042 .171 -1.6 -0.0 -0.2
2010 SAV A 307 42 87 13 9 5 39 7 44 18 2 .300 .321 .459 .159 .318 30.4 7.4 3.8
2010 SLU A+ 137 16 31 5 0 2 16 2 18 7 3 .233 .250 .316 .083 .210 -3.0 7.2 0.4
2011 AGU Wnt 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 SLU A+ 335 51 104 15 6 7 49 21 47 5 6 .338 .380 .494 .156 .295 19.4 1.4 2.1
2011 BIN AA 170 21 60 11 3 2 22 5 29 10 2 .370 .391 .512 .142 .321 15.6 5.2 2.1
2012 AGU Wnt 61 8 17 2 0 0 6 5 13 2 0 .315 .377 .352 .037 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 BIN AA 548 69 141 29 6 4 48 37 93 21 10 .283 .334 .389 .106 .263 17.9 29.9 5.1
2013 LVG AAA 82 13 27 3 2 3 9 4 14 2 3 .346 .378 .551 .205 .320 8.3 2.8 1.1
2013 NYN MLB 421 35 95 21 5 4 34 20 96 6 3 .242 .281 .352 .110 .232 0.5 21.4 2.4
2014 NYN MLB 452 46 117 24 3 4 47 20 87 13 4 .281 .321 .382 .101 .275 20.0 11.0 3.4
2014 SLU A+ 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .191 -0.2 -0.2 -0.0
2014 MTS Rk 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .012 -1.9 0.0 -0.2
2014 BIN AA 9 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .000 .216 -0.2 -0.1 -0.0
2014 LVG AAA 10 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .444 .500 .556 .111 .340 1.3 1.0 0.2
2015 NYN MLB 465 47 114 16 5 6 41 16 87 7 3 .259 .289 .358 .100 .245 8.0 -1.5 0.7
2016 NYN MLB 160 15 34 7 2 3 9 11 27 4 2 .239 .301 .380 .141 .245 2.4 1.5 0.4
2016 BIN AA 19 2 6 0 1 0 2 0 5 0 0 .333 .368 .444 .111 .282 1.6 0.8 0.3
2017 BIN AA 29 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .241 .241 .241 .000 .163 -1.6 -0.0 -0.2
2017 NYN MLB 272 37 63 16 2 3 15 14 56 7 3 .250 .296 .365 .115 .234 3.3 6.2 1.0
2017 SLU A+ 11 3 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .364 .364 .636 .273 .373 2.0 -0.3 0.2
2018 NYN MLB 64 9 20 1 1 0 6 3 9 3 1 .339 .375 .390 .051 .297 5.1 1.5 0.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2013 1625 0.5182 0.4585 0.7933 0.5570 0.3525 0.8657 0.6703 0.2067 714 -0.002240
2014 1683 0.4997 0.4688 0.8048 0.6076 0.3302 0.8728 0.6799 0.1952 725 0.009925
2015 1777 0.5098 0.4980 0.7910 0.6325 0.3582 0.8726 0.6410 0.2090 723 0.004825
2016 639 0.4710 0.4304 0.7855 0.5814 0.2959 0.8400 0.6900 0.2145 0 0.000000
2017 1029 0.4956 0.4538 0.7730 0.5863 0.3237 0.8462 0.6429 0.2270 0 0.000000
2018 213 0.5070 0.5164 0.7636 0.7037 0.3238 0.8289 0.6176 0.2364 0 0.000000
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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
4 yrPrevious$8,060,332
2018Current$6,500,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$14,560,332
2 yrFuture$9,500,000
7 yrTotal$24,060,332

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 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.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .274 .324 .398 .267
11 vs R (Multi) .248 .285 .354 .241
18 Split (Multi) -.026 -.039 -.044 -.026
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .260 .308 .342 .236
31 vs R (2016) .217 .295 .420 .255
38 Split (2016) -.043 -.013 .078 .019
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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