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Juan Lagares
.274 4 42
Team: NY MetsHt / Wt: 6-1 / 215 NFBC ADP: 521.66
Position: CFBorn: 3/17/1989 Birthplace: Constanza, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Mets (2006)

Latest News
June 2 6:12 PM PT7:12 PM MT8:12 PM CT9:12 PM ET21:12 ET1:12 GMT9:12 6:12 PM MST8:12 PM EST8:42 PM VEN5:12 UAE (+1)8:12 PM CT-The New York Mets have placed Lagares on the 15-day disabled list with a ribcage injury and recalled outfielder Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Analysis: Lagares has a strained right intercostal muscle. Den Dekker started in center field Monday night and led off in the finale of a five-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Lagares is hitting .288 with two homers and 18 RBIs. Den Dekker was 0 for 4 in three games with the Mets before being sent to Triple-A on Sunday.
May 22 3:20 PM PT4:20 PM MT5:20 PM CT6:20 PM ET18:20 ET22:20 GMT6:20 3:20 PM MST5:20 PM EST5:50 PM VEN2:20 UAE (+1)5:20 PM CT-Lagares went 3 for 5 with a triple in a 4-3 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Analysis: Lagares is 6 for 13 with four RBIs in his last three games.
May 18 8:16 PM PT9:16 PM MT10:16 PM CT11:16 PM ET23:16 ET3:16 GMT11:16 8:16 PM MST10:16 PM EST10:46 PM VEN7:16 UAE (+1)10:16 PM CT-New York Mets manager Terry Collins is tired of talking about Lagares' playing time. The center fielder was left out of the starting lineup four times in a stretch of five games last week, raising eyebrows because of Lagares' fine play this season. Collins, however, has four outfielders he wants to get regular at-bats, so someone is the odd man out each night.
Analysis: Lagares was in a 5-for-27 slide at the plate when he returned to the starting lineup Saturday. He had a huge game against Washington with a home run, three RBIs and a leaping catch at the wall to rob Jayson Werth of a homer. Asked before Sunday's game what Lagares needed to do to become an everyday player, Collins bristled, saying Lagares has been an everyday player and reporters were getting "a little carried away."
May 18 12:31 PM PT1:31 PM MT2:31 PM CT3:31 PM ET15:31 ET19:31 GMT3:31 12:31 PM MST2:31 PM EST3:01 PM VEN23:31 UAE2:31 PM CT-Lagares went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs in a 5-2 win at Washington on Saturday.
Analysis: Lagares had been 5 for 27 with no homers and two RBIs over his previous 11 games.
May 16 7:45 PM PT8:45 PM MT9:45 PM CT10:45 PM ET22:45 ET2:45 GMT10:45 7:45 PM MST9:45 PM EST10:15 PM VEN6:45 UAE (+1)9:45 PM CT-Lagares is headed back to the team's outfield.
Analysis: Manager Terry Collins started an outfield of Eric Young, Curtis Granderson and Bobby Abreu on Friday night, and said Lagares, out of the lineup for the fourth time in five games, will play Saturday. Lagares is hitting .296, but is 5 for 27 (.185) in his last 10 games.
May 5 11:13 AM PT12:13 PM MT1:13 PM CT2:13 PM ET14:13 ET18:13 GMT2:13 11:13 AM MST1:13 PM EST1:43 PM VEN22:13 UAE1:13 PM CT-Lagares stayed hot with three more hits in Sunday's win at Colorado.
Analysis: Lagares has hit safely in all but one of his first 17 games, going 24 for 71 (.338) with 11 runs and nine RBIs.
May 2 1:07 PM PT2:07 PM MT3:07 PM CT4:07 PM ET16:07 ET20:07 GMT4:07 1:07 PM MST3:07 PM EST3:37 PM VEN0:07 UAE (+1)3:07 PM CT-Lagares went 2 for 4 on Thursday.
Analysis: Lagares has emerged with a .865 OPS for the Mets.
Apr. 15 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET0:14 ET4:14 GMT12:14 9:14 PM MST11:14 PM EST11:44 PM VEN8:14 UAE11:14 PM CT-The New York Mets have placed Lagares on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled right hamstring and recalled outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Analysis: Lagares was injured while beating out a double-play ball Monday night in New York's 7-3 win over Arizona. An outstanding defender, Lagares had performed well in an everyday role after Chris Young went down with a strained quadriceps at the beginning of the season. Lagares was leading the Mets with a .314 batting average and a nine-game hitting streak.
Apr. 1 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Lagares was 2 for 4 with a homer, walked and scored three runs in Monday's loss to Washington.
Analysis: Lagares looked comfortable batting from the leadoff spot, which he only hit from seven times as a rookie in 2013.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
2013 NYM 121 392 35 95 21 5 4 34 20 96 6 3 .242 .281 .352
2014 NYM 102 361 40 99 20 3 4 42 16 81 7 3 .274 .312 .380
Career 223 753 75 194 41 8 8 76 36 177 13 6 .258 .296 .365


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