Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:44:23 -0800
New York Mets OF Juan Lagares is the favorite to serve as the leadoff hitter this year, as that is where manager Terry Collins prefers the Gold Glove outfielder. Lagares was 1-for-2 with a double, walk and run scored hitting leadoff in spring action Wednesday, March 4.
Fantasy Tip: Lagares hit .281 with four home runs, 46 runs scored and 13 stolen bases in 116 games in 2014. In standard 12-team mixed leagues he can be avoided, but Lagares could be a valuable outfield option for NL-only leaguers in 2015.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:44:09 -0800
New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson has no preference for where he hits in the lineup this year, and manager Terry Collins said Granderson's spot is "up in the air." Either Granderson or OF Juan Lagares will hit leadoff, with Collins favoring Granderson to avoid putting too much of a burden on Lagares. Granderson also downplayed the impact of the changes of the dimensions to Citi Field, although a team study showed that he would have hit nine extra homers with the new dimensions.
Fantasy Tip: Granderson could be a really nice value pick at the tail end of mixed league drafts this year. Hitting leadoff may hurt his RBI opportunities, but it'll also give him a chance to score more runs. The new Citi Field dimensions and prior history with new hitting coach Kevin Long could go a long way in helping him repeat a 20-homer season.
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:41:57 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies 2B DJ LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado, Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons, Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich, New York Mets OF Juan Lagares, Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward, St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina and Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke were the National League winners of the Gold Gloves in 2014.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:07:00 -0700
New York Mets OF Juan Lagares (elbow) will not play for the final week of the season, but he won't need surgery. INF Dilson Herrera's (quadriceps) season is likely over, as well.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:28:59 -0700
New York Mets OF Juan Lagares (elbow) did not travel to with the team to play in their series against the Atlanta Braves. He is not set to rejoin the Mets for their series against the Washington Nationals, either. Lagares might return to play against the Houston Astros in the team's season-ending three-game series, but doctors would have to clear him first, according to manager Terry Collins.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:36:06 -0700
New York Mets OF Juan Lagares (elbow) said he will be re-evaluated Sunday, Sept. 21. He noted it was possible he would not play the final week, even if he feels 100 percent.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:47:45 -0700
New York Mets 2B Juan Lagares' (elbow) hyperextended right elbow isn't considered a serious injury, according to manager Terry Collins.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:41:42 -0700
New York Mets OF Juan Lagares (elbow) left the team's game Tuesday, Sept. 16, with a hyperextended right elbow.
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:54:37 -0700
New York Mets OF Juan Lagares stole two more bases Tuesday, Sept. 2, and has five stolen bags in the last five games. He's also hitting .381 (16-for-42) in his last 11 games. He reached base five times Tuesday with a career-high four hits while also scoring three runs and driving in two.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:12:32 -0700
New York Mets OF Juan Lagares is being given more opportunities to steal bases, as the club wants to see him become more well-rounded as a player. The Mets are also giving Lagares must-steal signs. He has just 13 steals in 19 attempts in 223 career major league games, and three of those stolen bases have come in the last four games. "I know I can run a little bit. In the beginning I had a couple of injuries with my hamstring. That's why I didn't try to over-run. But now I feel 100 percent. I want to take advantage of that. I think if you've got the speed, it's just about working to steal bases," he said.