The Mets have announced that they have acquired J.D. Davis and Cody Bohanek in exchange for Ross Adolph, Luis Santana, and Scott Manea. Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reported that the Mets were close to a deal for Davis first.
Davis, 25, appeared in 42 games last season in which he hit .175/.248/.223 with one home run and five RBI. The right-handed hitter has fared better against southpaws so far in his two seasons of play at the MLB level as he has a .713 OPS against them as compared to a .501 OPS against righties.
He has primarily played third base where he has -4 DRS and -1.1 UZR for his career, but has also played first base and left field.
In Triple-A, though, Davis hit .342/.406/.583 with 17 home runs and 81 RBI in 85 games while winning the PCL batting title. Brodie Van Wagenen released a statement as detailed by Matt Ehalt of The Record.
“J.D. is a versatile offensive talent. He’s young, had success vs. lefties and he’ll provide depth at the corner positions.”
Bohanek, 23, split last season across three levels, reaching AAA, but hitting only .214/.324/.293 with six home runs and 38 RBI on the year.
Alolph, 22, was drafted this past June in the 12th round and spent his minor league season in low-A Brooklyn where he hit .276/.348/.509 with seven home runs, 35 RBI, and 12 triples in 61 games.
Santana, 19, played this past season at Kingsport and hit .348/.446/.471 with four home runs and 35 RBI in 53 games mostly playing second base for the club. He was ranked 24th among Mets prospects on MLB Pipeline.
Manea, 23, is a catcher who hit .261/.368/.432 with 12 home runs and 53 RBI at low-A Columbia in 2018.