Mets Acquire Dan Vogelbach From Pirates In First Post-Break Trade

Image credit: Dan Vogelbach (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The Mets and Pirates hooked up for the first trade after the All-Star break on Friday. The Mets acquired slugger Dan Vogelbach in exchange for rookie righthanded reliever Colin Holderman.

Vogelbach will be the Mets new DH and fills a major need for the club. Mets DH’s combined to hit .208/.288/.317 through the break, a .666 OPS that ranked 28th out of 30 teams.



Colin Holderman, RHP
Age: 26

The Mets No. 19 prospect, Holderman emerged as a solid late-game reliever this year and has increasingly pitched in high leverage spots recently. The big 6-foot-7, 240-pound righthander is 4-0, 2.04 in 15 appearances with 18 strikeouts and seven walks in 17.2 innings. Holderman comes out hitters with a 95-96 mph sinker that can reach 99 and stays off of barrels with late armside run. His hard, mid-80s slider is a swing-and-miss weapon with late vertical drop. Holderman induces a heavy dose of ground balls and weak contact. He is more effective against righties but is plenty capable against lefties. Holderman should slot into the Pirates bullpen immediately and has a chance to be a setup man for all-star closer David Bednar


Dan Vogelbach, DH
Age: 29

The beefy slugger is in the midst of one of his best years with a .228/.338/.430 slash line, 12 home runs and 34 RBIs in 75 games. While his production hasn’t been prolific, it represents a significant upgrade from what the Mets have received from their DHs this season. He crushes righthanders in particular and is batting .265/.365/.532 with all 12 of his home runs against them this season. 

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