Marcos Diplan – Milwaukee Brewers
Another pitcher that the Mets could get from the Brewers is Marcos Diplan. He is currently the Brewers 11th best prospect.
He would cost nowhere near as much as Corbin, but still has put up some really good numbers over the past few seasons.
In 2018, he’s started 13 games for the Brewers high A team and posted a 3.52 ERA. He has also started three games for double A and posted a 1.10 ERS with a K/9 rate of 11. Between both levels, his ERA is 3.01 and his K/9 is 9.3 after 77 innings.
That’s a good start to the season. Last season he’s pitched poorly, but it was one bump in an otherwise good career. In 2016, his ERA was 3.02 over the course of 113 innings.
Last season was just a small hiccup in his journey to the majors. In 125 innings, he posted a 5.23 ERA and one of the lowest K/9’s of his career.
This guy has the potential to post a low ERA and a high K/9. He wouldn’t be up for another year or two but could eventually develop into a pitcher comparable to what Zack Wheeler was originally projected to be.
If the Mets offer a player that can boost their playoff hopes, it’s possible that they could get Diplan and maybe one other low to mid end prospect.
If Diplan can keep his ERA in the area below 3.5 consistently, then he would be a great investment for the Mets and in the future could be a solid starter, maybe in the 3rd or 4th spot in the rotation.