Mets Have Regarded At Albert Almora
Free agent Albert Almora Jr. is among the many out there middle fielders on the Mets’ radar. The membership has “checked out” him, Andy Martino of SNY studies.
The extent of the Mets’ curiosity in Almora isn’t clear, however it is probably not thrilling information for followers of a crew who’re nonetheless holding out hope for a George Springer signing. Not like Springer, the most effective hitters in baseball, Almora hasn’t proven a lot on offense since debuting with the Cubs in 2016. Whereas Almora has posted six Defensive Runs Saved in middle, he owns a a lot much less interesting lifetime .271/.309/.398 mark and wRC+ of 85 in 1,316 plate appearances, and was particularly subpar throughout the earlier two seasons.
After Almora hit .167/.265/.200 over 34 PA in 2020, the Cubs non-tendered the 26-year-old in lieu of giving him a $1.575MM projected arbitration wage for 2021. In doing so, the Cubs gave up potential management over Almora via 2022, which means any crew that indicators him may preserve him for no less than two years. He’s now a part of a free-agent class that doesn’t characteristic many options in middle past Springer and Jackie Bradley Jr.
As a Met, Almora may vie for the position of fourth outfielder behind Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo and Dominic Smith, however it appears too early to invest on how the group will look with Springer nonetheless on the open market. However, it’s value noting that Almora has a connection to the Mets in new normal supervisor Jared Porter, who was a part of the Cubs’ entrance workplace for the primary two seasons of the outfielder’s tenure in Chicago.