According to Jon Heyman, the Mets are in the Maikel Franco derby. The former Philly is coming off a season, were he collected a 109 OPS+. The 28 year old third baseman hit .278/.321/.457 with 8 homers and 38 RBIs for the Royals in 2020.
Franco has showed solid homerun power in his career with at least 20 homeruns per season in ’16-’18. He doesn’t strikeout a lot, but also doesn’t walk.
His bat is around league average, but his glove isn’t good. Over his career Franco owns a minus 19 OAA at third.
With the Martinez injury, the Mets might look to replace a bat on the bench with some more pop?
I personally don’t love Franco. He isnt a good fielder and his bat isn’t as good. He lacks exit velo and hard hit percentage, without walks. Overall a below average player.
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