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Mets: Keon Broxton’s best and worst case scenarios for 2019

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PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 23: Keon Broxton #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers makes a catch at the wall on a ball off the bat of Pablo Reyes #15 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth inning during the game at PNC Park on September 23, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 23: Keon Broxton #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers makes a catch at the wall on a ball off the bat of Pablo Reyes #15 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth inning during the game at PNC Park on September 23, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
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Best Case Scenario

The Mets don’t need Broxton to all of a sudden find himself and become a 2019 All-Star. They just need him to stay healthy and bring the good glove he has to Queens.

New York was known to be looking for outfield depth this offseason mainly due to the injury of Cespedes and because they have not been able to rely on the often injured Juan Lagares. Although many believe the Mets will platoon Broxton and Lagares, they both bat rights handed and the majority of the playing time may go to whoever is healthier.

The best case scenario is Broxton is able to channel some of the positives of his best year in the big leagues which were 2017. As mentioned earlier he hit 20 HR in 143 games. Broxton could add some power to the Mets lineup that they will be missing by not having Cespedes.

Another thing Broxton can bring the Mets that they lack is speed. In 2016 he stole 23 bases in 27 attempts and followed that up with 21 stolen bases in 2017 in 28 attempts. Amed Rosario might be the primary leadoff hitter for the Amazins in 2019 but Broxton gives the Mets some options to be creative.

In 2019 the Mets and Mets fans hope Broxton can take advantage of the playing time he can potentially receive. As mentioned before Broxton became one of several odd men out in Milwaukee as they made upgrades in their outfield. But in 2019 Broxton has at least until the summer to prove he was worth a chance as no one really knows when Cespedes will be back.

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