3) NY Mets free agent DH option Eddie Rosario
Eddie Rosario had a very similar season as Soler did in 2021. Also acquired by the Braves at the trade deadline, he was the star of the NLCS and MVP of the series. Rosario smacked three home runs to help lead the Braves to the World Series.
Another below-average defender, Rosario might be bound for a lot of starts as a DH in 2022. He has a lot of experience as a left fielder, most of those innings coming as a member of the Minnesota Twins. He’d play a similar role as Soler could with the benefit of being able to put up some more consistent numbers.
Rosario is a lifetime .275/.309/.473 hitter with three seasons of hitting 24+ home runs and an outlier campaign in 2019 which featured 32 dingers and 109 RBI. He’s not a player that will draw a lot of walks or strike out nearly as much as some other guys with his level of pop. A left-handed hitter, his duty on a team like the Mets could help to balance the lineup a little more.
Rosario has youth on his side and much less to prove than Soler. He has been good many more seasons in the past and could turn into a sneaky-good and more flexible DH option for the Mets than some of the other available names.