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Meet the Mets: Who is Johneshwy Fargas?

The new Mets outfielder picked up his initial profession strike in Monday night’s get.

When the Mets included two extra names to the wounded list on Monday, one particular of the players recalled was Johneshwy Fargas.

The 26-year-old outfielder jumped into the lineup and collected his initial strike, driving in his initial profession RBI in the approach.

Fargas, a indigenous of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, was originally drafted in the eleventh spherical (342nd in general) by the San Francisco Giants in 2013 (signed for $100,000). Getting into the 2021 period, Fargas was not rated between the top thirty potential clients in the Mets’ procedure by MLB Pipeline.

He’s regarded for his pace he had 8 stolen bases currently in 2021 in only 8 games with Syracuse. Over 592 profession minor league games, Fargas stole 243 bases. He also place up a .331 OBP which tends to make him an intriguing leadoff candidate if he can place it all with each other.

Putting it all with each other is the place a lot of potential clients drop apart, but the COVID shutdown may possibly have offered Fargas an chance to open eyes in the Mets organization. The crew he was supposed to participate in for in the winter league didn’t take part mainly because of COVID so he signed with the Criollos de Caguas.

How did his winter period change out? Fargas was unanimously voted the MVP of the Liga Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente in Puerto Rico for the 2020-21 period.

With the Criollos de Caguas, Fargas posted a .349 ordinary with a one.069 OPS, four property operates and thirteen operates scored though major the league with 17 RBI and seven stolen bases.

Fargas received the begin in centerfield for the Mets on Monday night, putting out two times but hitting a double. How prolonged he sticks with the big club will be identified by the prognosis of Kevin Pillar (who was strike in the deal with by a fastball on Monday) and how perfectly he performs in his opportunity in the exhibit.