In Search For An Outfielder – Milwaukee Brewers
So far, we have identified the following outfielders as possible targets for the Mets:
Atlanta – Reed Johnson
Arizona – A.J. Pollock
Baltimore – Nolan Reimold
Boston – Jerry Sands
Chicago Cubs – Brett Jackson
Chicago White Sox - Dayan Viciedo
Cincinnati – Chris Heisey
Cleveland – Thomas Neal -
Colorado – Dexter Fowler
Detroit – none
Kansas City – none
Los Angeles Angels – Mark Trumbo
Los Angeles Dodgers – Alex Castellanos
Miami Marlins – Gorkys Hernandez
Pittsburgh – Jose Tabata
We now move on to the Milwaukee Brewers who need to make some reductions to their eight (8) outfielders on the 40-man:
Norichika Aoki – lefty – $1.25/mil 2013, FA-2014 – MLB, 520-AB, .288
Ryan Braun – righty – $20mil thru 2017 – LF – MLB, 598-AB, 41/112
Khris Davis – righty –
Caleb Gindl – lefty – pre-ARB -
Carlos Gomez – righty – 2014-FA -
Corey Hart – righty – $10.334mil in 2013, FA-2014 – RF – MLB, 562-AB, 30/83
Josh Prince – righty – AA: 505-AB, .251
Logan Schafer – lefty - pre-ARB – MLB, 23-AB, .319
Braun isn’t going anywhere for years.
Hart will play 2013 as a Brewer and then hit the FA market.
You can rule out the lefties, Aoki, Gindle, and Schafer.
Prince needs another year under his belt, Davis finished the season at the AAA level (.310), and Gomez… well, we’ve done that before.
Mets target: Khris Davis… 7th round pick in 2009 out of Cal State Fullerton… leftfielder… good power… career .914 OPS… 2-12: hit .383 at AA, .310 at AAA… ready.