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.



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.