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John Mayberry | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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John Mayberry, Jr. went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and a walk Friday against the Braves.
Mayberry got off to a very slow start, but he has now homered in each of his last two starts. The 31-year-old is capable of doing some damage when a left-hander is on the mound, but there haven't been many opportunities for him this season. Jun 12 - 10:29 PM

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John Mayberry (heel) singled as a pinch-hitter Wednesday in the Mets' loss to the Giants.

Mayberry had been inactive since Saturday because of a heel injury. It was obviously a minor ailment.
Jun 11 - 8:39 AM

John Mayberry is battling a heel injury.

Mayberry would need a pinch-runner should he reach base as a pinch-hitter. Consider him day-to-day.
Jun 7 - 1:45 PM

John Mayberry Jr. went 4-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and two runs in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

If you saw this coming, you might want to secure yourself a lottery ticket. Mayberry Jr. was hitting just .137/.228/.255 entering into the game. His two-run, ninth-inning homer helped give the Mets some breathing room in what had been a close game. With the four hits, Mayberry inched his average up to .196. Mendoza line, so close.
Jun 5 - 1:35 AM

John Mayberry pinch-hit, delivering a walk-off infield single in the 14th inning against the Cardinals on Monday.

Manager Terry Collins opted not to use Mayberry in the ninth against lefty Kevin Siegrist, instead saving him until the 14th to face the right-handed Trevor Rosenthal. It ended up working out. Mayberry's time in New York hasn't been good as he's batting .139/.205/.278 with one home run and four RBI. He typically crushes left-handed pitching but hasn't even done that this year.
May 18 - 11:33 PM

John Mayberry Jr. went 0-for-3 with strikeout in Friday's loss to the Phillies.

Mayberry was in the lineup and hitting third against opposing southpaw Cole Hamels, but couldn't deliver. He has really struggled to begin the season, hitting just .120/.214/.320 with one homer and one RBI in 25 at-bats. If he can't produce even against left-handers, the Mets may not have a use for him as a bench bat.
May 8 - 9:39 PM

John Mayberry Jr. went 2-for-3 and hit his third homer Wednesday against the Yankees.

Mayberry's homer came off Masahiro Tanaka. He's batting .457 with five extra-base hits and a 5/6 K/BB ratio in 35 at-bats, not that it really matters. With Terry Collins' pronouncement that Lucas Duda would be a full-time player at first base, Mayberry won't even have a platoon role on the Mets. The numbers say he should start every time the Mets face a lefty, preferably over Duda but also over Curtis Granderson if necessary. Collins, though, will simply pick his spots.
Mar 25 - 5:20 PM

John Mayberry Jr. went 2-for-4 on Monday and is 12-for-25 this spring.

Mayberry has two homers and a 2/4 K/BB ratio in nine games. He should be the Mets' first baseman against left-handers this season, though the team hasn't yet committed to platooning Lucas Duda. Either way, he will be on the roster.
Mar 16 - 4:30 PM

Mets signed OF John Mayberry Jr. to a one-year, $1.45 million contract.

The deal also carries some performance-based incentives. Mayberry does well against left-handed pitching and should see semi-regular action in New York between the corner outfield spots and first base. Over the course of his career, he's hit .272/.323/.533 versus southpaws.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 01:35:00 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Mets have signed John Mayberry to a major league contract.

It's a one-year deal worth $1.45 million. Mayberry hits well against left-handed pitching and fit the Mets' need for a right-handed player who can cover the corner outfield spots and handle some first base.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Marc Carig of New York Newsday reports that John Mayberry is on the Mets' radar.

Mayberry fits the Mets' needs quite well, as he hits from the right side of the plate and can play both the outfield and first base. The 30-year-old struggled this past season, but he has a reputation for mashing left-handed pitching. Carig hears that the Mets also have interest in Kyle Blanks, who was non-tendered by the A's.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 05:58:00 PM

Blue Jays non-tendered OF/1B John Mayberry.

Mayberry was traded from the Phillies to the Blue Jays in early September. He hit .212/.310/.425 in 78 total games between the two teams. Mayberry's strength is against lefties. Over the course of his career, he's hit .272/.323/.533 when facing off with southpaws.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 09:07:00 AM

Blue Jays activated OF/1B John Mayberry from the 15-day disabled list.

Acquired from the Phillies on Sunday, Mayberry is over his wrist injury and will serve as a platoon partner with Adam Lind between first base and DH. He has a career .272/.323/.533 batting line versus southpaws.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 03:57:00 AM

Blue Jays acquired OF John Mayberry from the Phillies for INF Gustavo Pierre.

Mayberry, who has been on a minor league rehab assignment as he recovers from wrist inflammation, has made a career of slugging against left-handers and should find a platoon role with the Blue Jays once healthy.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 09:45:00 PM

John Mayberry (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

Mayberry has been sidelined since July 21 due to inflammation in his left wrist. He shouldn't need too many rehab at-bats before being activated.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 10:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
3Ruben Tejada
SS1Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Darrell Ceciliani
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Jenrry Mejia
3Carlos Torres
4Alex Torres
5Bobby Parnell
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Jack Leathersich
12Josh Edgin
13Logan Verrett