Latest Update Manager Terry Collins said Juan Lagares is the likely leadoff hitter Mon Dec, 08, 11:19 PM
Is an exceptionally good defensive outfielder, capable of covering the ground in center field. Can also run fairly well on the bases and displays the ability to hit for average. Will knock one over the fence from time to time.
Flaws: : Needs to draw more walks in order to become a better offensive player. Doesn't have big-time power and gets caught stealing a few too many times. Therefore, his batting skills may be somewhat limited.
Lagares is more of a prototypical leadoff hitter than Curtis Granderson. Lagares is faster and offers better stolen base production atop the Mets Lineup. Last year, Lagares hit .281 with four home runs and 13 stolen bases. Lagares should be given the green light to run right away and could be a cheap source of steals for owners next season.Analyst: Colby Conway
Lagares was shut down early due to elbow soreness but should begin ramping up his 2015 preparation in a few weeks. He is a phenomenal defender in center field, but still needs to put a lot of work in to be a good hitter. He has some speed and will put it to use, so remember him next season when you're drafting in your NL-Only league.Analyst: David Kerr
With the offseason coming, this seems like an odd decision as he could eliminate the problem, rehab through the offseason and pick things back up at spring training. Instead, he'll just rehab it and hope that the problem doesn't come back which seems like an unnecessary risk.Analyst: Howard Bender