His first-inning bomb against Colorado starter Jon Gray got the Cardinals started off on the right foot, although they didn't score again until the ninth. DeJong has been mashing unrelentingly since being promoted to the majors, as his average is now up to .292 alongside 13 homers in 48 games -- nearly duplicating his .299 average and 13 homers in 48 Triple-A contests this year. However, DeJong's atrocious 4:58 BB:K and rather high .361 BABIP are notable warning signs; as much thump as he's got in his bat, striking out more than 30 percent of the time will come back to haunt him. Fantasy owners should temper their expectations in terms of batting average, but he's still providing an excellent stat package, especially for a guy who's eligible at multiple positions in many formats.
It's currently unclear as to what injury Martinez is dealing with, but he'll be sidelined nonetheless. The 29-year-old is hitting just .226 over 44 games with Triple-A Iowa this season.
Cozart appeared to be grabbing at his quad muscle after grounding into a fielder's choice in the eighth inning. He was immediately lifted for a pinch runner on the basepaths following the apparent injury. We'll await word on the specifics of his injury following Tuesday's contest.
Diaz was plunked on the hand during his at-bat and was subsequently removed from the game. He'll undergo an examination on his hand, at which point we'll have more information on the severity of the injury.
The top prospect left Monday's contest after being hit on the hand by a pitch, but it seems like there are no lingering effects from the incident. Bichette will look to continue his torrid hitting with Dunedin (.385/.431/.481).
The young shortstop was scratched from Monday's contest with an illness, but it seems like a night off was just what the doctor ordered. Bogaerts will resume his normal role in the lineup, bumping Deven Marrero back to the bench.
He is awaiting the results of X-rays he had earlier in the day, and while he was fielding grounders, he was not permitted to throw to first base. Turner is still wearing a brace on his wrist, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports. He did conditioning work and lifted weights recently in Florida, as he continues to make slow progress in his recovery.
He is battling shoulder tendinitis, so his timetable for return is a little murky. Miguel Rojas would be next in line at shortstop, but he is day-to-day with a shoulder injury. For now, Mike Aviles, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A as a corresponding move, will get some starts at shortstop. Riddle was hitting .250/.282/.355 with three home runs in 70 games prior to the injury.
Diaz does have 11 home runs and eight steals, though his power numbers overall have taken a nosedive from a season ago. It also remains to be seen if he will be able to hit for average at the higher levels, as he has been punched out 103 times in those 94 contests. The prospect luster has faded a bit for the toolsy Diaz, though he still has upside.
This is speculation at this point, although it would make sense given the fact that the Mets are in the process of shopping infielder Asdrubal Cabrera. If a deal for Cabrera goes through and Rosario does in fact head to the big leagues, the top prospect would more than likely assume everyday shortstop duties, forcing Jose Reyes to shift back to third base. Again, no official word has come forth on this subject at this point, but it seems like everyone's patience with the Mets' front office will be rewarded very soon.