Well not a bad trade. Iron glove Marte didn't have a position anyways. We're a little short on speedy outfield bats. Some part of me wanted Ty Wigginton back though for insurance and pinch hitting.
He's a solid RH bench outfielder. Plays an average CF, above average in corners. Steals a few bases. Line drivve swing with some on base ability (.336 OBP last season). Not much upside from here, but he was Oakland's #11 prospect per BA last year. Marte didn't make our top 30.
Marte might have a little more upside, but he was behind both Flores and Rodriguez on the depth chart at 3B, and Matt Reynolds might end up at 3B as well. Nothing wrong with using a spare part to fill a big league role. This one wasn't about winning the trade, it was about putting together the roster.
I posted this in the other thread, but he doesn't K much, has moderate power, and his numbers in Arizona's farm are solid. I like the move. Hopefully he can play well for us. It's not sexy like d'Arnaud, but this is a good baseball move. Clearing a logjam at 3B in the minors for an OF at the ML level.
So our OF will consist of The Dude, Captain Kirk, and the Cowgirl?
Still need starters, but hes a nice depth guy. 13 homers 30 steals in the minors in 2011
So the mets are going Cowgirl this year?
So I'm supposed to be excited about this?
Plus his whole major league career so far has been a small sample size, so he might be able to do better.
He does have a quick bat: