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Juan Lagares | Outfielder | #12

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / NYM
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Juan Lagares went 2-for-3 with a walk against the Nationals on Tuesday.
Lagares is 10-for-26 in limited action. Unfortunately, it's not likely to earn him any more playing time; the Mets have four outfield options they prefer against righties. At least starting only against lefties should help keep Lagares healthy. Apr 17 - 10:32 PM

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Juan Lagares picked up three hits in a loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

Lagares is an MLB player because of his glove, but he had a nice offensive display on Sunday against the Cardinals. He's not going to do this often enough for you to justify putting him on the fantasy radar.
Apr 1 - 5:00 PM

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets have "received recent phone calls" about Juan Lagares and "haven’t ruled out the idea of trading him."

Michael Conforto is well ahead of schedule in his recovery from September shoulder surgery and Brandon Nimmo is having a big spring, so the Mets are considering moving Lagares if they can get something decent in return. The 28-year-old is an excellent defensive outfielder, but he holds a weak .257/.297/.366 career batting line at the major league level. Puma hears that "at least one American League club has maintained interest."
Mar 13 - 4:16 PM

Juan Lagares returned to action Friday and grounded out in his only at-bat.

Lagares played three innings in center field today in his spring debut. He had been out with a left hamstring strain.
Mar 2 - 3:49 PM

Juan Lagares (hamstring) is planning to return to Grapefruit League action on Friday.

Lagares has been sidelined for the past week because of a minor left hamstring strain. He should be ready for the start of the regular season and will get everyday starts in center field while Michael Conforto recovers from shoulder surgery.
Mar 1 - 11:53 AM

Juan Lagares is considered day-to-day with a strained left hamstring.

Lagares is still working out, but the Mets will hold him out of game action until his leg feels better. He's slated for regular starts in center field to open the season while Michael Conforto (shoulder) is sidelined.
Feb 25 - 9:55 AM

Juan Lagares remains out of the Mets' lineup for a second straight day on Saturday due to tightness in his left leg.

It sounds like nothing more than the regular soreness associated with spring training. He will work out on Saturday, just not participate in Grapefruit League play. Lagares is expected to function as the club's regular center fielder until Michael Conforto returns in early May.
Feb 24 - 9:30 AM

MLB.com's Anthony DiComo believes notes that the Mets view Juan Lagares as their everyday center fielder until Michael Conforto (shoulder) returns.

Lagares has been mentioned as a potential trade target, but DiComo doesn't see that happening, calling the Mets "bullish" on the 28-year-old. He's capable of getting to anything in the outfield, but his career OPS of .663 helps illustrate how ineffective he has been with the bat. New York also has Brandon Nimmo as an option, and while he provides much more value offensively, he's not near the defender Lagares is. Conforto isn't expected back until the beginning of May at the earliest.
Feb 14 - 7:10 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Mets are "getting calls" on Juan Lagares.

Lagares is a defensive wizard but is a career .257/.297/.366 hitter and is owed $15.5 million over the next two seasons. A team acquiring him probably wouldn't be looking to use him as a full-time player. Lagares will turn 29 in March.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 08:52:00 AM

Juan Lagares went 3-for-3 and scored a run in the first game of Monday's doubleheader versus the Braves.

Unfortunately for the Mets, Lagares had half of their hits and half of their runs scored. The slick-fielding center fielder has picked up seven base knocks over his last three games.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 09:19:00 PM

Juan Lagares (thumb) went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in his return to the Mets' lineup on Friday.

Lagares missed several games after injuring his thumb on a diving catch, but appears to be over it now. He also swiped his seventh base of the season in the contest.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 08:23:00 AM

Juan Lagares is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday due to minor thumb soreness.

Lagares injured his thumb earlier this month on a diving catch, though it's nothing overly serious. Nori Aoki will start in center field and bat leadoff on Wednesday afternoon against Marlins right-hander Jose Urena.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 11:12:00 AM

Juan Lagares (thumb) doubled, drew a walk, and scored a run in his return to action Tuesday versus the Cubs.

Lagares had been dealing with a minor thumb injury, suffered last week on a diving catch. The defensive-minded outfielder is batting .260/.309/.396 with three home runs and five stolen bases in 78 games this season for the Mets.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 08:42:00 AM

Juan Lagares is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday due to a thumb injury.

Lagares injured the thumb while making a diving catch recently. It sounds like a day-to-day situation. Brandon Nimmo has slid over to center field and Travis Taijeron is getting a start in right.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 01:09:00 PM

Juan Lagares hit his third home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Reds.

Lagares followed Brandon Nimmo's shot with one of his own in the fifth inning, yanking it over the left field wall. It was his first homer since June 6. The 28-year-old has a modest eight-game hitting streak going during which he's 10-for-29 with four doubles, a triple and a home run. The good stretch has his season line up to .265/.309/.403.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 10:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3B1Todd Frazier
2David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
3Brandon Nimmo
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Steven Matz
4Jason Vargas
5Zack Wheeler
6Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Matt Harvey
9Corey Oswalt