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New York Mets player predictions for the 2019 MLB season

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 05: Ball and gloves of the New York Mets sit in the dugout before a game against the Washington Nationals at Digital Domain Park on March 5, 2012 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Nationals defeated the Mets 3-1. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 05: Ball and gloves of the New York Mets sit in the dugout before a game against the Washington Nationals at Digital Domain Park on March 5, 2012 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Nationals defeated the Mets 3-1. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Pitcher Corey Oswalt #55 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a game at Citi Field on September 9, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Corey Oswalt

Corey Oswalt had a rough 2018 after winning the franchise’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award one season prior. His role is not yet defined so we could see him fight for future innings early on.

I see Oswalt starting the year in the role as the Mets sixth starter but I see him transitioning as more of an effective bullpen arm. He showed signs of this late last year. I predict 55 to 60 appearances out of the bullpen from him with a 3.68 ERA and getting big outs pitching in the sixth and seventh innings.  – Steve Malik

Oswalt won’t make more than a start or two in 2019. – Nick Scheurer

Oswalt will start the season at AAA to work on his stuff some more. He will contribute to the Mets a bit down the stretch, both in the rotation and in the bullpen to eat some innings. – Mark Sales

We will see one or two good starts from Corey Oswalt and some relief appearances as well. He’ll have a better year than last season while not proving he should shifts to a starting rotation role permanently. – Tim Boyle

Underrated Oswalt fills in admirably as a spot starter while challenging Vargas for his number five starter status. The Mets again keep Oswalt on the shuttle between Queens and Syracuse, however. – Jason Dye

I’m not sure what to think of Oswalt. Most likely a middle reliever and spot starter, but could take advantage of opportunities to cement his place on the team when they arise. – Kevin Strauss

Oswalt is an interesting, young, pitching prospect on the Mets system. He saw his first taste of major league action last season and figures to be a notable part of the Mets’ future rotation. – Allen Settle

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