Mets Acquiring Jake Marisnick in Trade With Astros

Jake Marisnick
The Mets have reportedly acquire outfielder Jake Marisnick in a trade with the Astros. | Will Newton/Getty Images

It was no secret that the New York Mets were in the market for an elite defensive centerfielder this offseason.

Well, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen appears to have found his guy, as MLB insider Jon Heyman reported on Thursday that the Amazins have acquired Jake Marisnick in a trade with the Houston Astros in exchange for two undisclosed minor leaguers.

The names of those players will likely be publicized once medical reviews are completed.

Fans in Flushing can view Marisnick as a player who will fill a gaping hole in the outfield.

Brandon Nimmo is far too injury prone and inconsistent with the bat to be trusted as an everyday center fielder. Michael Conforto, though improving with the glove each season, is better served in right field. Lastly, JD Davis is so good with the bat that Mickey Callaway was forced to deploy him in left field for the majority of 2019, clogging up a portion of the outfield picture, and throwing everything else into disarray.

The good news for the Mets is that Marisnick -- who slashed .233/.289/.411 with 10 home runs, 34 RBI, and 46 RBI this past season -- is only projected to make $3 million in 2020, leaving BVW with plenty of room to make more moves.