Juan Lagares hit his first major league home run on May 19 2013. Lagares began the 2014 season with the Mets as their starting center fielder. At the end of the season he improved his hitting tremendously over the past season, increasing his average by nearly 40 points, from .242 to .281. On November 4, 2014 it was announced that Juan had won his first Gold Glove Award. He was the third outfielder in franchise history to win a Gold Glove award. On April 2, 2015, Lagares and the Mets agreed to a four-year extension worth $23 million which will run from 2016 through 2019. The Mets have a $9.5 million option for 2020, with a $500,000 buyout. Juan Lagares has hand signed this Rawlings Black Pro Bat #12. Leaf Authentics Hologram and Certificate of Authenticity from Athlon Sports.