OUTAlejandro De Aza
OF/DH NYM
3 days ago

De Aza went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Saturday's 9-5 victory over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The slugger took Jake Peavy deep in the sixth for his fourth homer of the season, plating Travis d'Arnaud and Justin Ruggiano to extend the Mets lead to 7-2 at the time. Despite the blast Saturday, De Aza has been unable to follow up a successful July this month, slashing just .133/.264/.311 over 45 at-bats in August.

OUTAlejandro De Aza
OF/DH NYM
1 week ago

De Aza is out of the lineup for the Mets' series opener against the Diamondbacks, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hitless in his last three games (0-for-10), the Mets will give the veteran outfielder a night off as the Diamondbacks send the left-handed Robbie Ray to the mound. Ty Kelly will make his second straight start in left field, this time replacing De Aza while batting seventh for New York.

OUTAlejandro De Aza
OF/DH NYM
2 weeks ago

De Aza (hand) entered Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks as a pinch hitter and remained in to play center field. He went 0-for-1 with a walk and a run.

EDGE Analysis

He had been day-to-day with a hand injury, but it seems that he is healthy enough to hit and take the field, so he should be considered fine moving forward. Unfortunately, his playing time will still likely be sporadic, as Curtis Granderson has shifted to center field.

OUTAlejandro De Aza
OF/DH NYM
2 weeks ago

De Aza was hit on the right hand in the ninth inning of Sunday's game but remained in the game. He later went for X-rays but they returned negative, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

De Aza suggested that he should be ready for Tuesday's series opener against the Diamondbacks, and the veteran has seen an uptick in playing time since Yoenis Cespedes (quad) was placed on the disabled list. It's best to check back before the contest for an update on his status.

OUTAlejandro De Aza
OF/DH NYM
3 weeks ago

De Aza got the start in left field against the Yankees, and hit a two-run home run off starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka en route to a 7-1 Mets win.

EDGE Analysis

De Aza got the start in center field with Yoenis Cespedes getting the night off with a sore quad, and capitalized on his opportunity. De Aza hit his third home run of the season, although it was his second in as many days after hitting one against the Yankees on Monday as well. De Aza has played poorly for most of the season, hitting just .211 with nine RBI in 133 at-bats. Despite the recent power surge, De Aza's value will likely remain capped by limited playing time, especially with the arrival of outfielder Jay Bruce via trade.

OUTAlejandro De Aza
OF/DH NYM
3 weeks ago

De Aza got the start in center field and hit leadoff Sunday, going 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in a win over the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

At this point in his career De Aza is stretched defensively in center, but he's now put together a modest five-game hitting streak and as long as he's making an offensive contribution, manager Terry Collins will try to find ways to get him into the lineup.

OUTAlejandro De Aza
OF/DH NYM
4 weeks ago

De Aza might garner additional playing in center field due to Juan Lagares' thumb injury.

EDGE Analysis

De Aza has had a season to forget but righted the ship slightly lately. Lagares likely will need surgery to repair his thumb, leaving a hole in center field. Manager Terry Collins could turn to Michael Conforto but may elect to go for a more natural and experienced center fielder to man the position, which would be De Aza.

OUTAlejandro De Aza
OF/DH NYM
2 months ago

De Aza is in the lineup and batting seventh for Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

De Aza has had a rough month of June thus far, hitting just .122/.163/.195 with one run and four RBI through 21 games. It won't get any easier for the 32-year-old Wednesday night as the Nationals have Max Scherzer on the mound.

OUTAlejandro De Aza
OF/DH NYM
2 months ago

De Aza is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

De Aza gets the nod Friday in place of Michael Conforto, who has slumped recently. Manager Terry Collins said the other day that De Aza could see increased playing time and is living up to his word Friday. De Aza could see time in center and right, replacing Conforto and Curtis Granderson.

OUTAlejandro De Aza
OF/DH NYM
3 months ago

De Aza could see increased playing time soon, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Terry Collins appears to want to get De Aza in the lineup more, calling him "a good player." It is also expected that De Aza remains in the starting lineup Thursday to give Michael Conforto a day off, and will likely give Yoenis Cespedes some rest over the weekend. While it looks like De Aza is in line for a bigger role, it should be taken with a grain of salt as he still is a sub-par offensive player.