The Houston Astros and New York Mets pulled off a five-player trade on Sunday, headlined by former Houston top prospect J.D. Davis heading to New York. Minor league infielder Cody Bohanek joins Davis with the Mets.
Meanwhile, Houston picked up a trio of prospects in that of Ross Adolph, Luis Santana and Scott Manea.
We’ve acquired infielder J.D. Davis (@JDDavis26) and minor league infielder Cody Bohanek (@BO_flex20) from Houston in exchange for minor leaguers Ross Adolph, Luis Santana and Scott Manea. #Mets pic.twitter.com/iBC89LQ8rs
— New York Mets (@Mets) January 6, 2019
This really is an intriguing trade for multiple reasons. While Davis has struggled in the majors, the former third-round pick had been among Houston’s top prospects since being selected back in 2014.
Davis hit .342 with 17 homers, 81 RBI and a .406 OBP for Triple-A Fresno last season. He’s a career .194 hitter in 165 at-bats with the big league club. New York hopes a change of scenery helps.
The headliner for Houston is Luis Santana. Ranked No. 24 among Mets prospects in 2018, the 19-year-old infielder hit a whopping .348 for New York’s rookie ball team this past season. He’s ways away from the majors, but boasts a ton of upside.