Mets Season in Review: Seth Lugo
With names like Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz, who would’ve thought that some guy named Seth Lugo would actually make an impact in the Mets star-studded rotation?
With a name that seems more fitting to a character in a Quentin Tarantino movie, Seth Lugo was a huge part of an injury ridden rotation towards the end of the 2016 season.
Being drafted in the 34th round of the 2011 MLB Draft, injuries in the 2012 season halted his short-lived baseball career. After recovering from spinal fusion surgery, he finally made it into the Mets farm system. Working his way from Brooklyn and Savannah to St. Lucie and Binghamton, Lugo was finally added to New York’s 40-man roster after the 2015 season.
What’s funny in regards to Lugo is while he pitched in a couple of games at Triple-A Las Vegas the year before, he didn’t pitch well at all before being called up. Pitching to a 3-4 record, he had a below-average 6.50 ERA through 21 games. Was this a pitcher the Mets could trust in a big time situation if needed?