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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: Tyler Bashlor #49 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)

Tyler Bashlor

A right-handed relief pitcher, Tyler Bashlor was originally drafted by the New York Mets in the 2013 MLB draft. He made his professional debut that same year with the Kingsport Mets, posting a 5.74 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 15.2 innings pitched.

Unfortunately, Bashlor underwent Tommy John Surgery prior to the 2014 season and missed both that year and the 2015 season in recover.

He made his long-awaited return to baseball in 2016 and by 2018, had improved enough to begin the season with the Mets’ Double-A affiliate. In 20 games with Double-A Binghamton, Bashlor pitched 24.0 innings with a 2.62 ERA, and like Zamora, earned a call up to the majors straight from Double-A in 2018.

He made his debut with the club in June of last season and finished the year appearing in 24 games, pitching 32.0 innings with a 4.22 ERA.

After a decent debut season with Mets in 2018, Bashlor came into Spring Training this year competing for a spot on the Opening Day Roster, however, he was assigned to Triple-A Syracuse at the conclusion of camp.

Despite not having a strong showing in Spring Training, Bashlor is still a young and developing pitcher with a mid-high 90s fastball, and should definitely be worth considering if the Mets need help in the bullpen in the future.

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