Mets Acquire Five, Deal Seven in Weekend Trades

By Jacob Resnick

January 6, 2019 No comments

Luis Santana (Ed Delany/MMN)

It was a busy weekend for Brodie Van Wagenen following the holiday break, as the Mets’ rookie general manager swung three trades involving 12 players of both the major and minor league variety.

Here’s how the deals shake out:

Mets acquire:

OF Keon Broxton (MIL)
3B J.D. Davis (HOU)
SS Cody Bohanek (HOU)
RHP Walker Lockett (CLE)
2B Sam Haggerty (CLE)

Mets trade:

RHP Bobby Wahl (MIL)
RHP Adam Hill (MIL)
2B Felix Valerio (MIL)
2B Luis Santana (HOU)
OF Ross Adolph (HOU)
C Scott Manea (HOU)
C Kevin Plawecki (CLE)

Got all that?

Broxton and Davis figure to be penciled into the opening day roster, while Lockett, who is also on the 40-man roster, holds two minor league options. For more on these three, visit MetsMerizedOnline.com.

Bohanek, 23, was Houston’s 30th-round pick in the 2017 draft from the University of Illinois-Chicago, where he led the Flames to an NCAA Tournament appearance in his senior season before joining the pro ranks. With the Astros organization, Bohanek appeared across four levels of the minor leagues, settling with High-A Buies Creek of the Carolina League last season. He’s received praise for his glove, despite not having done much offensively as a pro. Bohanek is likely to open 2019 in either Binghamton or St. Lucie.

Haggerty, 24, had been in the Indians organization since they drafted him in the 24th round in 2015. Save for a week-long cameo in Triple-A last season, he’s reached Double-A, where he hit .243 with 30 extra-base hits in 280 at-bats for Akron. Haggerty’s 15.9% walk rate would have led Mets minor leaguers (min. 300 PA) last season, but his offensive profile doesn’t project as more than a Triple-A regular. His initial assignment is likely Binghamton.

The Mets undoubtedly paid a hefty price for major league depth, but when it comes to prospects, only time will tell. Van Wagenen has shown a preference for present-day contributors over future assets, and at this pace, there are potentially more moves coming.