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Juan Lagares

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Mets | Several NYM regulars resting Sunday

Sun, 01 May 2016 07:36:28 -0700

New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson, SS Asdrubal Cabrera and 1B Lucas Duda are not in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Sunday, May 1. OF Juan Lagares will bat leadoff and play right field, INF Wilmer Flores will bat sixth and play shortstop and INF Eric Campbell will bat eighth and play first base. In addition, C Kevin Plawecki has returned to the lineup and will bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Granderson and Duda are resting because a left-handed pitcher is on the mound, while the switch-hitting Cabrera is receiving his first off day of the regular season. Of the replacements in Sunday's lineup, only Lagares has experienced any success at the plate this year, batting .281 with two extra-base hits and two RBI through his first 32 at-bats. Lagares should be viewed as an inexpensive flier option in daily fantasy contests.

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Mets | Yoenis Cespedes remains sidelined

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:48:21 -0700

New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes (knee) remains out of the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27. OF Juan Lagares is starting in center field and is batting seventh against Cincinnati Reds SP Jon Moscot.

Fantasy Tip: Cespedes came up with a huge three-run pinch-hit home run last night, so you would think he's close to returning to the lineup. At least it looks like he'll avoid a DL stint. As soon as he's back in there you'll want to return him to all of your starting lineups. Lagares is more known for his defense and is a low-end outfield option in daily setups.

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Mets | Yoenis Cespedes out Tuesday

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:31:04 -0700

New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes (knee) is out for the fourth consecutive game Tuesday, April 26, against the Cincinnati Reds. OF Juan Lagares is in the lineup and will bat seventh against Reds SP Brandon Finnegan.

Fantasy Tip: Mets general manager Sandy Alderson does not think Cespedes is headed for the disabled list, so keep him in your lineup in weekly or annual leagues. Daily-contest participants obviously should look elsewhere until Cespedes returns. Lagares has a .385 average in the last week and makes a decent daily substitute.

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Mets | Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores to play Tuesday

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:45:52 -0700

New York Mets OF Juan Lagares and SS Wilmer Flores will be in the starting lineup when the Mets face Miami Marlins left-handed SP Adam Conley Tuesday, April 12. OF Yoenis Cespedes will likely move to left field, with OF Michael Conforto moving to the bench.

Fantasy Tip: It will be the first lefty that the Mets have faced this year. Conley is an up-and-coming young arm for the Marlins. Lagares isn't much of a threat with the stick and is a low-end daily option, while Flores has some pop for a shortstop but also won't move the needle much.

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Mets | NYM using strict platoon in left field

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 10:36:30 -0700

New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he is utilizing a strict platoon in left field, with left-handed-hitting OF Michael Conforto playing against right-handed starters and right-handed-hitting OF Juan Lagares facing lefties. "We're in a situation where we're trying to win games," Collins said, when asked why Conforto is platooning. "This is not a time to develop players."

Fantasy Tip: Collins added that he liked Lagares' approach at the plate versus southpaws, although Conforto is widely considered to be the superior offensive player in general. Conforto is a solid outfield option in all formats when he's in the lineup due to his power, while Lagares' appeal should be limited to NL-only fantasy leagues at this time.

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Mets | Yoenis Cespedes to move around

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 11:51:13 -0700

New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes will play both left and center field this year, according to manager Terry Collins. OF Juan Lagares will primarily play center field.

Fantasy Tip: Cespedes isn't the best defensive outfielder, so moving him to a corner spot every now and then is probably the best idea for the Mets. Offensively, Cespedes will have a tough time living up to his .291/.328/.542 line in 2015. He's also dealt with several nagging injuries already this spring and can be an injury concern. When healthy, though, he can provide elite production in stretches. He's an ideal No. 2 fantasy outfielder.

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Mets | Juan Lagares could play all three OF spots

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 07:41:05 -0700

New York Mets OF Juan Lagares could see playing time at all three outfield positions during the 2016 season, as a result of the team's desire to use OF Yoenis Cespedes exclusively as a center fielder.

Fantasy Tip: Lagares' fantasy appeal should be limited to NL-only leagues because he won't see many at-bats as a fourth outfielder unless Cespedes, Michael Conforto or Curtis Granderson gets injured. The 27-year-old, who is known more for his defensive prowess than his bat, hit .259 with six home runs and 41 RBIs in 441 at-bats in 2015.

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Mets | Juan Lagares still not playing

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 07:13:20 -0800

New York Mets OF Juan Lagares (mouth) isn't playing for the third straight day due to a dental issue.

Fantasy Tip: Lagares is a better real-life asset than a fantasy one. He's the Mets' starting center fielder, but he'll be spelled often.

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Mets | Juan Lagares drops weight

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 15:51:41 -0800

New York Mets OF Juan Lagares said he dropped around 20 pounds this winter by playing winter ball for a month while also working out and changing his eating habits. Lagares believed not throwing much last spring to protect his elbow affected his arm strength for the rest of the season. He feels 100% healthy this spring. Lagares is expected to play center field against left-handed pitching in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Very limited fantasy upside for Lagares as a part-time player that excels defensively and not with the bat. He's a player to own for his average and occasional stolen base opportunities, but his value lies strictly in NL-only formats.

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Mets | Alejandro De Aza close with Mets

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 10:43:19 -0800

Free-agent OF Alejandro De Aza (Giants) is close to signing with the New York Mets, according to a source. De Aza will receive a one-year, $4.5 million deal and will primarily serve as the left-handed hitting complement to OF Juan Lagares in center field. De Aza hit a combined .261 with seven home runs and 32 RBI in 264 at-bats with the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants last year.

Fantasy Tip: The fact that De Aza and Lagares would form a platoon in center field right away caps their fantasy value. Neither player has a ton of power or speed, either, so they're nothing more than depth pieces in single-universe leagues.

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