Daniel Vogelbach, Tyler Naquin have already blown past Dominic Smith, J.D. Davis' Mets WAR over past two years


New Mets trade acquisition Daniel Vogelbach launched his second home run as a Met in the team’s win over the Braves on Thursday night, raising his WAR to 0.4 since coming to New York, according to Baseball Reference.

That same night, Tyler Naquin launched two home runs, already equaling Vogelbach’s WAR total with the Mets after just five games.

A small, even microscopic, sample size for sure, but the duo’s WAR totals have already eclipsed both J.D. Davis and Dominic Smith, fellow utility pieces that weren’t working out in their roles.

Davis, who was dealt to the Giants at the deadline for Darin Ruf, left the Mets with a -0.3 WAR on the season, and combined with last season, his WAR was 0.5. Smith, still with the team despite being in the throes of trade rumors for months, has a combined WAR of -1.1 over the past two seasons, including a mark of -0.4 in 2022.

So, in 15 combined games between the two, Vogelbach and Naquin have blown past the value Davis and Smith provided in the last two full seasons in New York.

Many Mets fans wanted bigger moves and more bullpen help at the deadline, but two of their deadline adds have already proven to be massive upgrades over their predecessors.

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