3) Hunter Renfroe
From 2017-2022, Hunter Renfroe established himself as one of the game's premier power bats. His 153 home runs in that span were in the top 20 in all of baseball, ahead of guys like Jose Abreu, Cody Bellinger, and Anthony Rizzo who all played in many more games than him.
Renfroe was able to hit 25+ home runs every 162-game season in that span despite playing for four different teams in the six years. The Angels had all of this in mind when they acquired him in the 2022 offseason in a trade with the Brewers. He was expected to provide major thump in their order behind the likes of Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout, and Anthony Rendon. He wound up failing miserably.
The 31-year-old slashed .242/.304/.434 with 19 home runs and 56 RBI through the month of August before he was waived by the Angels and claimed by the Reds. Cincinnati was vying for a postseason berth and had hoped Renfroe would provide a spark but he had just five hits in 39 at-bats before being waived again.
His stock is at an all-time low, and the Mets can hope to help him revive his career. Renfroe can play in the corner outfield spots or serve as the team's DH while hopefully providing some more right-handed power.