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2019 Atlanta Braves Player Review: Adeiny Hechavarria

By the winter of 2019, Adeiny Hechavarria had firmly established himself as a no-hit all-glove shortstop, with a career slash line around .250/.290/.320 in about 2800 MLB ABs. So it was no big surprise that going into his age 30 season, he had to settle for a minor league deal with the Mets organization (term loosely applied). He was called up to the big league club (term loosely applied) in May, and through August 7 had appeared in 60 games, accumulating 142 AB with a slash line of .204/.252/.359. That’s not good. Then the day before he was due a $1 million roster bonus, the Mets DFA’d him in favor of Joe Panik (who had just been DFA’d by the Giants).