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Three Mets minor league pitchers who could help this team out in 2019

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets on April 04, 2019 during the Mets home opener at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets on April 04, 2019 during the Mets home opener at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
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PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 21: Daniel Zamora #73 of the New York Mets poses for a photo on Photo Day at First Data Field on February 21, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Daniel Zamora

A 25-year-old, left-handed relief pitcher out of Stony Brook University, Daniel Zamora made his major league debut with the Mets in late 2018 and pitched very effectively for the club.

Zamora was originally drafted by the Pittsburg Pirates in the 2015 MLB draft before being traded to the Mets during the 2018 off-season. Zamora began the 2018 season playing with the Mets’ Double-A affiliate, where he appeared in 40 games, pitching 51.2 innings and striking out 69 batters with a 3.48 ERA.

He performed well enough to earn a call up to the majors straight from Double-A, debuting with the Mets in late August of 2018.

Zamora was very effective out of the bullpen for the Mets in his first Major League Season. In 16 games with the club, he pitched 9 innings and struck out 16 batters with a 3.00 ERA.

In Spring Training this year, he competed for a spot on the Opening Day roster, however, the Mets optioned him to Triple-A Syracuse to begin the season.

Thus far in Triple-A, Zamora has appeared in 3 games, pitching 2.2 innings, striking out 4 with a 3.38 ERA and 1 save. While it is a small sample size, his numbers seem very similar to the year prior.

Zamora is still a member of the Mets’ 40-man roster, so if the bullpen continues to struggle and a spot opens up if Zamora continues to pitch as effectively as he has in the past, I expect to hear his name called sooner rather than later.

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