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Juan Lagares | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Juan Lagares (pectoral, elbow) is back in the Mets' starting lineup on Monday afternoon.
Lagares was a late scratch from Sunday's game with lingering soreness in his elbow and pectoral. They're minor ailments. Lucas Duda is also back in the Mets' lineup. May 25 - 10:18 AM

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Juan Lagares (pectoral, elbow) has been scratched from the Mets' lineup Sunday.

He's still dealing with elbow and pectoral soreness. It's not clear at this point whether the Mets might consider putting Lagares on the disabled list, but for now he should be considered day-to-day. Darrell Ceciliani took his spot in center field Sunday.
May 24 - 11:14 AM

Juan Lagares is still dealing with soreness in his right pectoral and right elbow.

Lagares' elbow issue dates back to last season and his pectoral soreness caused him to miss three games earlier this month. He's in Sunday's lineup and will attempt to play through the discomfort.
May 24 - 10:57 AM

Juan Lagares (shoulder) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Friday in his return to action.

Lagares missed three straight games with a slight muscle strain near his right armpit. He has just two hits in his last 29 at-bats and has seen his batting line dip to .267/.292/.328 on the year. He's not stealing bases, so there's little appeal here in mixed fantasy leagues.
May 15 - 9:46 PM

Juan Lagares (shoulder) is back in the Mets' lineup Friday.

The outfielder missed the last three games with a slight muscle strain underneath his armpit. Lagares is hitting a mediocre .276/.301/.339 this season but has played his usual stellar defense.
May 15 - 3:23 PM

Juan Lagares (shoulder) is expected to return Friday.

Lagares has missed three straight games with a slight muscle strain underneath his armpit that he suffered last week on a diving catch. Curtis Granderson is playing center field and John Mayberry is in right field for the Mets on Thursday afternoon against the Cubs.
May 14 - 11:46 AM

Juan Lagares (shoulder) is out of the Mets' starting lineup Thursday for a third straight game.

Lagares suffered a slight muscle strain underneath his armpit last week on a diving catch and is still apparently dealing with some discomfort. But he is expected to avoid the disabled list. Curtis Granderson is playing center field and John Mayberry is in right for Thursday's series finale at Wrigley Field.
May 14 - 11:32 AM

Juan Lagares (shoulder) is out of the Mets' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

Lagares was diagnosed Tuesday with a slight strain underneath his armpit -- an injury he suffered last week on a diving catch. The hope is that he'll be able to return to action for Thursday's matinee at Wrigley Field. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is in center field again Wednesday.
May 13 - 4:37 PM

Juan Lagares has been diagnosed with a slight strain underneath his armpit and will miss a couple games.

Lagares suffered the minor injury last week on a diving catch. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is starting in center field and batting sixth for the Mets on Tuesday against the Cubs.
May 12 - 5:27 PM

Juan Lagares hit two singles in Saturday's loss to the Nationals.

Lagares also struck out in the game. The ace defender has already accumulated 31 hits this season, all but four of which have gone for singles. Thus a .313 batting average, and thus a .364 slugging percentage. Lagares has also knocked in 11 runs and scored 13. For fantasy purposes, he'll give you the average, but his ceiling is seriously damaged by the lack of power.
May 2 - 11:07 PM

Juan Lagares came through with a bases-loaded double in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins, driving in all three of the Mets' runs in the game.

After the Marlins put up three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Lagares answered with a double that cleared the bases and knotted the score at 3-3. The Mets eventually fell, and the double was Lagares' only hit in five at-bats on the night. Still, the outfielder is batting .310 with 11 RBI in the season's first month.
Apr 28 - 10:19 PM

Juan Lagares went 0-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Yankees, ending his 10-game hitting streak.

This was just the third game of a season in which Lagares has not recorded a hit. While ten-game hitting streaks are shiny, there's a dull sheen beneath the surface, as Lagares has just one extra-base hit on the season (a double) and is still searching for his first home run. He'll be hitting in the two-hole until David Wright and Travis d'Arnaud recover from injuries, but his value is still limited to deeper mixed leagues. Even in deeper leagues, the lack of power makes the 26-year-old outfielder a less than appealing option.
Apr 24 - 11:17 PM

Juan Lagares will bat second Tuesday night against the Braves.

The Mets have already lost their two previous No. 2 hitters (David Wright, Travis d'Arnaud) due to injury, so now Lagares will get a shot. The 26-year-old doesn't have a lot of upside, but he's certainly more interesting in deeper mixed leagues now that he's no longer at the bottom-third of the order.
Apr 21 - 3:22 PM

Mets signed OF Juan Lagares to a four-year, $23 million contract extension with a club option for 2020.

The deal was reported Wednesday and then finalized Thursday morning. Lagares batted just .281/.321/.382 in 116 games last season for the Mets, but the 26-year-old is one of the best defenders in baseball and it looks like he'll be the Mets' starting center fielder through at least 2019. The new contract covers all of his arbitration years.
Apr 2 - 10:59 AM

According to's Jim Bowden, the Mets have signed OF Juan Lagares to a four-year contract extension.

The deal's not quite final yet, though it sounds close. Bowden writes that it's expected to be worth more than $20 million and will include a club option. Already a legitimate defender, Lagares has slashed his way to a .345/.400/.655 line this spring. Don't expect him to hit like that for an extended amount of time. At age 26 and coming off a .281/.321/.382 line over 452 plate appearances in 2014, it's possible that he'll carry over at least some of his spring power, though, making him an interesting name to keep in mind late in mixed drafts.
Apr 1 - 10:22 AM

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
4Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Darrell Ceciliani
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Dillon Gee
6Noah Syndergaard
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Alex Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Jack Leathersich
12Bobby Parnell
13Josh Edgin