3 Mets players moving up the depth chart this week

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3) NY Mets infielder Luis Guillorme is moving up the depth chart

The Eduardo Escobar trade has a large impact on where Luis Guillorme fits in on this roster. Escobar had pretty much taken on the infield utility role with a few more extra starts than Guillorme would or should ever get. By default, Guillorme has to move up.

It’s not necessarily just because of the open spot for playing time. Guillorme has been much better since getting recalled from Triple-A. He’s now hitting .256/.333/.372 on the season. He’s 5 for his last 16 with a home run and holding a robust .313/.353/.688 slash line at his side which could get him some more frequent spot starts and maybe even a few pinch hitting opportunities if the situation calls for it.

The Mets sent Guillorme down to the minors and swapped him for Mark Vientos in what appeared to be a move to help spark the fizzling offense. It worked until Vientos’ at-bats became infrequent and the move itself was worth an eyebrow raise.

As it turns out, Guillorme can have an impact on the Mets offense. He’ll only pop the occasional home run. Making frequent contact, being available for some small ball, and completing dirty work for the team is what he’s here for. He’ll share some of the same duties with Danny Mendick, but until he goes cold, Guillorme is the better choice.