Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mets Rumors: Mets insider acknowledges potential match with Seattle for SS Franklin



Mets Rumors:



A Mets insider acknowledged truths to a ESPNNewYork.com report about a potential match for the Mets in Seattle infielder Nick Franklin.

The source said there had been dialogue with Mariners officials as far back as the winter meetings. The talk is expected to pick up in the next month with Seattle having an excess infielder and the Mets having the type of young pitching Seattle desires to obtain in a swap.

The Mets likely would need to further debate whether they feel Franklin can handle full-time shortstop before pulling the trigger on any such deal. Whether the Mets would part with a prospect the caliber of, say, Rafael Montero also remains to be seen.

Franklin, who turns 23 on March 2, hit .225 with 12 homers, 45 RBIs and six steals in 369 at-bats as a rookie last season while appearing in 96 games at second base and three games at shortstop.

Franklin's Career Stats:
Year Age Tm AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP
2009 18 SEA-min 63 10 21 4 1 1 6 1 0 2 8 .333 .354
2010 19 SEA-min 516 92 146 22 7 23 65 25 10 51 124 .283 .354
2011 20 SEA-min 352 64 99 13 7 7 26 18 4 37 80 .281 .352
2012 21 SEA-min 472 64 131 32 9 11 55 12 4 48 106 .278 .347
2013 22 SEA-min 142 28 46 9 0 4 20 7 0 30 20 .324 .440
2013 22 SEA 369 38 83 20 1 12 45 6 1 42 113 .225 .303
1 Yr 369 38 83 20 1 12 45 6 1 42 113 .225 .303
162 Game Avg. 586 60 132 32 2 19 71 10 2 67 179 .225 .303
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/25/2014.
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