Jake Marisnick traded to Mets from Astros
Jake Marisnick has been mentioned as a potential trade piece for the Houston Astros since the start of the offseason, and the New York Mets feel the veteran outfielder can help their team.
Marisnick has been traded from the Astros to the Mets in exchange for prospects, according to multiple reports. As Tim Britton of The Athletic notes, New York likely views Marisnick as a complimentary player with upside.
As I've written, there aren't a lot of two-way everyday guys in CF available, so adding a capable backup with some potential upside makes sense. Marisnick has less upside than some other possibilities out there, but also a higher floor.
— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) December 5, 2019
It also may help that Marisnick has ties to new Mets manager Carlos Beltran. The two were teammates with the Astros, and Marisnick said he considered him a mentor during their time in Houston together.
Marisnick, 28, is a career .227 hitter. He appeared in 120 games for the Astros last season and hit .233 with 10 home runs, 34 RBI and a .289 OBP. He made headlines back in July after he was suspended two games for slamming into Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy at home plate.