In 2017, Broxton hit 20 HR for Milwaukee but he was unable to follow that up with a strong season in 2018, as he split time between the majors and minors. Broxton also has two 20-steal seasons in the majors under his belt and is a capable defender in center field.
Wahl was acquired from the A’s last season and pitched briefly out of the pen for the Mets. His calling card was a big fastball but he allowed six runs in 5.1 IP. Hill was the Mets’ fourth-round pick last year out of the University of South Carolina. He fanned 26 batters in 15.1 IP for the Brooklyn Cyclones but allowed seven runs in that stretch. Valerio had a big season in the Dominican Summer League, as he hit .390 with 11 extra-base hits in 122 PA as a 17 year old.
Seems neither Wall nor Hill will have much of an impact in the majors. Valerio is so far away – the perfect definition of a lottery ticket. He’s a 5’7 second baseman. Generally that would be a profile that might scare people away. But who knows – you can dream and call him the next Jose Altuve.
Broxton gives the Mets a quality reserve outfielder. It’ll be better to see him than, say, Kevin Kaczmarski like we did last year. It doesn’t preclude the team from getting a name outfielder and he gives them a reasonable alternative to Juan Lagares, should Lagares end up hurt again or traded.