5 trade targets from the New York Mets for the Colorado Rockies

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 27: C.J. Cron #25 of the Colorado Rockies scores off a single from Connor Joe of the Colorado Rockies as James McCann #33 of the New York Mets defends in the fourth inning during game two of a double header at Citi Field on May 27, 2021 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 27: C.J. Cron #25 of the Colorado Rockies scores off a single from Connor Joe of the Colorado Rockies as James McCann #33 of the New York Mets defends in the fourth inning during game two of a double header at Citi Field on May 27, 2021 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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Colorado Rockies, New York Mets, J.D. Davis
DENVER, COLORADO – SEPTEMBER 18: J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets scores the go ahead run after Pete Alonso is walked with the bases loaded in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 18, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

New York Mets infielder J.D. Davis is a good fit for the Colorado Rockies offense

New York Mets infielder J.D. Davis would be a versatile option for the Colorado Rockies and a way to provide them with an under-the-radar bat.

Davis, who turns 29 in late April, has been a very good bat for the New York Mets when he has been healthy. The problem is that his health has been an issue.

In 2021, he only played in 73 games (49 starts) due to a left hand sprain but he was still very good for them. He had five homers and 23 RBI with a slash line of .285/.384/.436 and an OPS+ of 126.

In 2020, he played in 56 games and he had a slash line of .247/.371/.389 with six homers, 19 RBI, and OPS+ of 111. His best season came in 2019 when, in 140 games, he had 22 homers, 57 RBI, a slashline of .207/.369/.527, and an OPS+ of 137.

Defensively, the metrics say that he is not great at any position so he would be best as a DH but he has played a number of positions. He has primarily played third base but he also has extensive playing time at first base and in left field as well.

Davis is just entering his first season of arbitration so the Rockies would have some control on him as well.

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