The Mets continue to be active in the trade market, trading minor league talent for depth and bench pieces. They have acquired two infielders—one at the major league level and one at the minor league level—from the Astros in exchange for Ross Adolph, Luis Santana, and Scott Manea.
J.D. Davis was drafted by the Astros in the third round of the 2014 draft. He had his first taste of big league action last season when he posted a 36 wRC+ in 113 plate appearances. He logged time at both third base and first base. But Davis can also pitch and hit 92 mph on the gun. He has struck out four batters in 2 2⁄3 innings of work out of the bullpen in the majors. One talent evaluator called him a good off speed hitter with power, but vulnerable to the fastball and the strikeout.
Cody Bohanek was drafted in the 30th round by the Astros in 2017 and saw time in Low-A, High-A, and Triple-A last season, but hasn’t hit very much above Low-A. However, he is flexible defensively, logging innings second base, third base, and shortstop in the minor leagues.
Ross Adolph, Luis Santana, and Scott Manea are the minor league players the Mets sent back to Houstin in return for Davis and Bohanek. Ross Adolph was ranked 11th on the 2019 Amazin’ Avenue Top 25 Mets Prospects list and Luis Santana was ranked 13th. Adolph, an outfielder drafted in the 12th round of last year’s draft, posted an .857 OPS at Brooklyn in 2018 in 232 at-bats. Santana, a 19-year-old international signing hailing from the Dominican Republic, slashed .348/.446/.471 at Kingsport last season in 204 at-bats. The Mets signed catcher Scott Manea to a minor league contract in 2016 and he put up an .800 OPS in 405 plate appearances for Columbia last season.