4) The NY Mets can replace Daniel Vogelbach on the roster with DJ Stewart
DJ Stewart hit his 13th home run for Syracuse on Sunday. He must’ve known an opportunity could come calling for him. A left-handed outfielder with 622 MLB plate appearances, he’s certainly someone the Mets could consider especially if Mark Canha will continue to play first base often.
Stewart never did have much success in the majors during his limited time with the Baltimore Orioles. A .213/.327/.400 slash line is the reason why he’s in the minors right now and not on somebody’s bench.
Stewart is hitting .230 with Syracuse and is the owner of a .368 OBP. If these numbers could translate at the major league level, he wouldn’t be such a bad bat to have off the bench. He can play the outfield, which is yet another bonus point over Vogelbach.
When it comes to looking for a replacement for Vogelbach, the Mets should consider a couple of factors. One is the kind of upside they’re looking at. If nothing else, Stewart can hit home runs.
It’s minor but important to note Stewart has minor league options left, which White doesn’t. This might give him a slight edge. The fact that he can play the outfield adds to it. The Mets have first base covered in Pete Alonso’s absence with Mark Canha and Mark Vientos. The expectations won’t be high but maybe Stewart can give some much-needed power.