Mets Trading For Houston Astros Outfielder Jake Marisnick

Alex Greenberg
December 05, 2019 - 11:30 am
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The Mets look to be starting December off with an acquisition to help out their depth in the outfield.

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According to WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Mets have an agreement with the Astros over a trade for center fielder Jake Marisnick. Marisnick joins in exchange for a couple of prospects.

Marisnick has been with Houston since 2014 after he began his career with the Marlins. He was a teammate of new Mets manager Carlos Beltran during Beltran’s second stint with the Astros in 2017, a year that is now turning out to be a very controversial one due to the league’s investigation into an alleged sign-stealing system utilized by that same team.

The California native’s numbers weren’t anything too impressive in 2019. He hit .233 and had 10 home runs in 120 games. In a lot of those games he only had one or two at bats, as he came off the bench in lieu of starting.

Jake Marisnick in the World Series
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It’s unclear if he would be an everyday starter for the Mets. Beltran’s team does need some help in center field, but more acquisitions are likely on the way, and the team could end up looking a lot different than it did at the end of last season.

The two prospects given up to Houston are Blake Taylor and Kenedy Corona. According to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo, they have been described to him as "not high" rated prospects, so it seems like a trade that hasn't cost Brodie Van Wagenen that much.

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