3 Mets free agents whose stock is in the toilet

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3) NY Mets outfielder Mark Canha is watching his free agent stock plummet

Plummet might be a bit harsh of a word, but Mark Canha has certainly lost a ton of value on the open market. His entire Mets career has been a strange one, as he went from a guy who hit as many as 26 home runs in 2019 to a player who hasn't hit for much power at all in a Met uniform.

He had a good year in 2022 but hit just 13 longballs and has hit six this season. He's still getting on base a ton as he had a .367 OBP last season and a respectable .340 OBP this season, but that's just about all he's done. He's nothing special as a defender, and he's not a speedster either.

Getting on base is an important skill to have, but Canha was a more complete hitter with power prior to getting his two-year deal with the Mets.

The biggest indictment on Canha's free agency case is he lost his starting job. That wasn't all his fault as Tommy Pham has played out of his mind for months and Canha has even played really well in a limited role since, but losing your starting job in your walk year isn't what you want to see happen.

The 34-year-old has a club option worth $11.5 million for the 2024 season. It's not out of the realm of possibility that the Mets exercise the option, but it's very likely they, or whatever team he's on after the trade deadline, let him test free agency. It pains me to say because he's one of the easiest players to root for, but his value has certainly taken a hit this season.