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Alejandro De Aza | Outfielder | #16

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / LA
Contract: view contract details
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Alejandro De Aza went 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBI to help the Mets hold off the Cardinals 10-6 on Thursday.
De Aza did his damage with a pair of swings, knocking a two-run single in the fourth before swatting a three-run home run an inning later. The homer was the fifth for De Aza on the year. The 32-year-old may get a little bit more run with Jay Bruce day to day, but when Bruce returns it'll be back to the bench for De Aza. And rightfully so, as the outfielder is hitting .196/.291/.324 on the year. Aug 25 - 11:58 PM

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Alejandro De Aza hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

De Aza got a start in center field and batted leadoff in the game, and he hit the two-run bomb off Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka in the third inning. Yoenis Cespedes pinch-hit for him late in the game, a symbolic sign of things to come for the 32-year-old, who will be pushed even further back on the depth chart with the return of Cespedes and the recent acquisition of Jay Bruce. De Aza hasn't helped his cause, batting .211/.300/.323 when he has gotten into the lineup this year.
Aug 2 - 10:18 PM

The Mets have not considered designating Alejandro De Aza for assignment.

At least not yet. De Aza has given the Mets nothing this year, hitting just .170 across 88 at-bats. He endured another frustrating night Saturday against the Braves, going 0-for-3 and botching a bunt attempt in embarrassing fashion. De Aza only got the start Saturday because Brandon Nimmo's flight to Atlanta didn't arrive until late in the afternoon. De Aza will continue to serve as outfield depth.
Jun 25 - 11:46 PM

Alejandro De Aza worked out at first base on Thursday.

De Aza also got some reps there on Wednesday. The 32-year-old has never played first base in a major league game. You can't blame De Aza for trying to earn more playing time by learning a new position, but it's hard to see him getting much run at first with Lucas Duda playing an every-day role.
May 19 - 5:04 PM

Alejandro De Aza went 1-for-3 with two walks and a stolen bases in Wednesday's win over the Reds.

De Aza jumpstarted the Mets in the lead-off role, getting on base three times and scoring twice. He also stole a base. The Mets entered the game ranked 29th in the league in stolen bases, so they've been selective when it comes to the run game. De Aza's second stolen base was only the Mets' fifth of the year. He is now hitting .207/.281/.345 in 32 plate appearances.
Apr 27 - 11:18 PM

Alejandro De Aza went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday’s win over the Indians.

The Mets had just two home runs over their first eight games this season, but they managed four on Friday, including three in the fifth inning. Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker also went deep in the frame. De Aza was 0-for-7 in sporadic playing time over the first week and a half of the season, but he got a chance to start in center field Friday while Cespedes was in the DH spot. We’re not expecting much fantasy value in this role, but he could get another start this weekend with right-handers Josh Tomlin and Corey Kluber going for Cleveland.
Apr 16 - 12:00 AM

Alejandro De Aza will start in left field against the Royals on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Michael Conforto will remain in the DH spot while Juan Lagares will be on the bench. The full lineup for New York: Curtis Granderson RF, David Wright 3B, Yoenis Cespedes CF, Lucas Duda 1B, Neil Walker 2B, Conforto DH, Asdrubal Cabrera SS, Travis d'Arnaud C, De Aza LF. Noah Syndergaard will start for New York while Chris Young gets the ball for the defending World Series champions.
Apr 5 - 12:08 PM

Alejandro De Aza singled and walked twice in three plate appearances Thursday.

De Aza hasn't hurt his trade value while going 10-for-22 with three doubles and four walks this spring. The Mets would like to shed his $5.75 million salary, just like they did Ruben Tejada and his $3 million salary.
Mar 17 - 3:54 PM

ESPN New York's Adam Rubin is hearing a "half-dozen" teams are interested in acquiring Alejandro De Aza.

The Mets have been shopping De Aza since Yoenis Cespedes re-signed in January. The reason a deal hasn't come to fruition yet is because the Mets are insisting their trade partner take on De Aza's entire $5.75 million salary. De Aza hit .262 with seven homers and 35 RBI last year as a platoon player for the Red Sox, Orioles and Giants.
Mar 12 - 6:34 PM

Alejandro De Aza went 2-for-3 with a double as the Mets' leadoff man Sunday.

The Mets aren't going to have much of anything for De Aza to do as long as the rest of their outfielders stay healthy, so a trade remains a possibility here. Still, they don't seem in any hurry to move him, even though does so could save them more than $5 million.
Mar 6 - 5:33 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets haven't received calls about Alejandro De Aza and aren't currently shopping him.

That could obviously change as spring training unfolds. The Mets were originally planning for De Aza to have a significant role when they signed him to a one-year, $5.75 million contract in December, but things changed after the club surprised the baseball world by bringing back Yoenis Cespedes. Depth never hurts, but now De Aza is in line for a fifth outfielder role. They'll surely listen to offers.
Mar 2 - 3:18 PM

The Rangers are "keeping tabs" on Alejandro De Aza, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.

Josh Hamilton's worn-out knee is forcing the Rangers to look for outside help. Free agents David Murphy and Will Venable are also on their radar. De Aza is no better than fourth on the Mets' outfield depth chart and there's a good chance he'll be moved before Opening Day. The Rangers' other outfield spots are occupied by Delino DeShields and Shin-Shoo Choo.
Source: Fox Sports
Feb 17 - 12:19 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that while the Mets could be willing to trade Alejandro De Aza, they have little motivation to do it before spring training opens.

Rosenthal cites several reasons as to why the Mets don't feel any fire to the backside to make a trade immediately. The longtime baseball insider notes that De Aza's set to make $5.25 million this season, which in and of itself limits the market for the 31-year-old backup. Beyond that, he writes that the Mets themselves would like to make sure their stable of outfielders is healthy heading into the season before they potentially move De Aza. Their pitchers and catchers report for spring duty on February 18.
Source: FOX Sports
Feb 16 - 3:49 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that he's not shopping outfielder Alejandro De Aza, but that he can foresee teams calling late in spring training.

The Mets likely had a bigger role in mind for De Aza when they signed him to a one-year, $5.75 million contract in December, but he's projected to be a fifth outfielder now that Yoenis Cespedes in back in the fold. It's not the worst thing in the world to have him around as bench depth, but he could be expendable if the right offer comes along.
Feb 3 - 2:15 PM

Mets signed OF Alejandro De Aza to a one-year, $5.75 million contract.

De Aza can earn an additional $1.25 million in incentives. The plan is for him to split time in center with Juan Lagares. This past season, the 31-year-old outfielder was traded from the Orioles to the Red Sox before closing out the season with the Giants. Between those three teams, he slashed .262/.333/.422 with seven homers, 35 RBI and seven steals in 325 at-bats.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 01:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
4Tomas Nido
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
2T.J. Rivera
3Ty Kelly
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3Gavin Cecchini
4Amed Rosario
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Michael Conforto
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Brandon Nimmo
3Wulimer Becerra
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Rafael Montero
9Chris Flexen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Hansel Robles
4Josh Edgin
5Sean Gilmartin
6Gabriel Ynoa
7Josh Smoker
8Erik Goeddel
9Jenrry Mejia