Ranking the top 5 free agent DH options for the Mets

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1. J.D. Martinez

There have been recent reports that have stated that the Mets are "eyeing" the All-Star DH and potentially adding him to their roster. The first thing to take into account when it comes to talking about J.D. Martinez is the fact that he had better offensive numbers in every category than anyone mentioned on this list. However, the best part about signing a player like him, especially in the Met's case would be that he is a pure DH. This Mets team is not particularly looking for their DH to play the field, although they would not mind it if they did. They are heavily reliant on their future and with Martinez only being able to be plugged into the DH spot it would not interfere with any of the Mets prospects on their journey to the big leagues.

Martinez had a .271 batting average with 33 home runs and 103 RBI. The 33 home runs stand out the most considering the slugger only played 113 games, mainly due to a groin injury in August. He also had a hard-hit rate that ranked in the 98th percentile and an OPS of .893. Martinez put up all of these great stats while being just 36 years old. He is 3 years younger than Turner but a little bit older than the rest.

He might just be the best option for the Mets in 2024 and would make the biggest difference in the DH role. The Mets were the league-worst in this position last year with a .217 batting average and only slugged .391 which ranked 11th in the league as well. Fans are just going to have to wait and see as the Mets are looking to make some changes to their roster in the upcoming weeks.

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