The Mets offered Wednesday that they’ve signed outfielder Slash Plummer to a one-yr, Predominant League contract. The Cardinals opted to let the 25-yr-feeble change into a minor league free agent earlier this month as adverse to adding him to the 40-man roster. Plummer is repped by Wasserman.
The Cardinals likely gave no much less than some idea to conserving Plummer, on condition that he’s a dilapidated No. 23 overall grab (2015) who enjoyed a breakout season between Double-A and Triple-A this season. In 478 plate appearances across 117 video games, Plummer raked at a .280/.415/.479 clip with 15 house runs, 20 doubles, six triples and 13 stolen bases (in 24 attempts). He played middle field earlier in his career and has persisted to to find so into the upper minors, but he’s begun to shuffle attempting to search out beyond regular time in the corners in most up-to-date seasons as smartly.
Strikeouts and struggles with opposing lefties like both been an field for the left-handed-hitting Plummer in the previous, but he improved in both areas in 2021. After striking out in 31% of his career plate appearances in the low minors, Plummer lower that to a extra manageable 26.5% in 2021. He additionally slashed .315/.457/.534 in 92 plate appearances in opposition to lefties — a cramped but then again encouraging pattern for a dilapidated first-rounder who regarded to make strides in diverse areas.
Signing Plummer to a huge league deal puts him on the Mets’ 40-man roster but additionally prevents the uncommon (but now not unheard of) scenario the establish he inks a minor league deal after Rule 5 protection day after which is subsequently chosen by one other club in the Rule 5 Draft. Right here’s Plummer’s first addition to a 40-man roster and, as such, he composed has all three minor league possibility seasons final. He’ll give the Mets an nice looking upper-level depth possibility in the outfield.