Juan Lagares is NL Player of the week

Posted: July 22, 2013 in News, Opinion
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By Steven InmanimagesCADQ3WP8

Juan Lagares has been awarded National League Player of the week for the week ending on July 21st.

Lagares was 7-for-10 during the three-game series, during which he collected three extra base hits and drove in five runs.

In 11 games this month, he is batting .412 (14-for-34) with nine RBI.

Lagares has a big three run homerun Sunday that led to the Mets taking two out of three against the rival Phillies.

Lagares is the best defensive outfielder the Mets have right now and has gotten a lot better with the bat over the past month. He still is only playing against lefties and is not in the lineup Monday night against the Braves.

Lagares doesn’t walk more than twice a month so its still not clear if he has much upside as an offensive player but if he can hit around .255 like he is now, than he deserves to be a major leaguer even if it is in a reserve role.

I wonder if Lagares’ future is in a centerfield platoon with prospect Matt Den Dekker who doesn’t hit lefties. The two can cover ground as good as anyone in the game.

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