4 underrated targets (and mock trades) to bolster Yankees' lineup before trade deadline

These four trade targets could help cure the Yankees' offensive struggles.

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Mark Canha

With the New York Mets’ season quickly unraveling, it wouldn’t be a shocker if they go for a shakeup at the trade deadline to re-tool their roster. If they do anything but stand pat at the trade deadline, it would make sense for the Mets to trade Mark Canha.

Set to be a free agent following the season, Canha is blocked in the Mets outfield by Tommy Pham, Brandon Nimmo and Starling Marte, and it will be more difficult for him to get everyday at-bats now that Pete Alonso and Daniel Vogelbach are back in the lineup.

Although he struggled in the first month of the season offensively, Canha has turned it around, hitting .241/.336/.385 (105 wRC+) for the season. Additionally, from 2021-2022, Canha’s 122 wRC+ was the 15th-best among 43 qualified outfielders.

With his ability to play all three outfield positions and first base, Canha would be a great fit for the Yankees. This season, the Yankees have turned to numerous true infielders/designated hitters to play the outfield. Canha would add much-needed stability and production to the Yankees’ chaotic outfield group.

Mock trade:

Yankees acquire: Mark Canha

Mets acquire: Elijah Dunham (Yankees No. 16 prospect)