5 Mets DH options to sign in free agency not named Shohei Ohtani

Adding another proven bat should be a priority for the Mets.
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5) NY Mets DH option to pursue in free agency: Rhys Hoskins

Rhys Hoskins is a player Mets fans are obviously very familiar with as he's spent all six years of his career with the Phillies. Unfortunately, Hoskins went down in Spring Training with a Torn ACL and has missed the entire season. Barring a surprise comeback in the postseason, it feels very likely that he's played his last game with the Phillies.

Considering the fact that Hoskins missed the entire year, the chances of him landing the big free agent contract he's been dreaming of appear slim. Signing Hoskins, a big power threat who gets on base at a high clip, to a one-year prove-it deal makes a ton of sense.

When last seen in 2022, he slashed .246/.332/.462 with 30 home runs and 79 RBI. His .794 OPS was the lowest mark of his career by a considerable margin, yet he still had a very solid 123 OPS+. When at his best, Hoskins takes a ton of pitches, draws a lot of walks, and has enormous power. He can fit in virtually anywhere in a lineup because of his on-base ability, and his power, of course, would come in handy.

Hoskins is primarily a first baseman but has not historically been a great defender. He'd fit in nicely as the DH for a year as he attempts to build his value ahead of a bigger free agency payday in the not-too-distant future.