The New York Mets strengthened their minor league depth by signing utility player Brandon Drury. The 28-year old veteran has played every position other than center field, pitcher, and catcher. Drury is hoping to revive his career after a couple of down seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays. He played with the Arizona Diamondbacks when current Mets GM Jared Porter was in his first year with the club.
Brandon Drury led off the 4th.
Nine batters later, he hit a grand slam.
— MLB (@MLB) August 13, 2019
Drury had a good start to his career as a member of the D’backs. He batted .279 with a .441 slugging in just under 300 games with the D’Backs. Before the 2018 season, the New York Yankees acquired him in a three-team trade. Injuries and lack of production forced him to spend time in the minors before being dealt to the Blue Jays for J.A. Happ.
During his 149 games in Toronto, Drury only hit .208 with 15 home runs. Since 2018, he has only hit .205 with flashes of power. His power with his ability to play as a utility man makes for a useful player with a chance to make the opening day roster. Drury is another example of a low risk, high reward minor league signing the Mets have made all offseason.