The New York Mets will have a few months to decide who makes their Opening Day roster and which regulars from the 2021 club are best served in Triple-A. There’s a whole winter ahead to reshape the roster followed by a spring of competition.
For now, we can only look at the 2021 performances to make some future decisions. And if these two Mets are on the 2022 Opening Day roster, it probably means something else went wrong.
Mets pitcher Tylor Megill could use a little more seasoning on the farm
Tylor Megill’s rookie season with the Mets went from memorable to something far more average. It’s tough to really blame him for it. He is pitching a lot more than ever before and at a level no one anticipated he could reach in such a short timeframe.
Megill is one of those ultimate underdogs fans want to root for. Even in these darker final weeks, he has been given the benefit of being a rookie pitcher who was likely rushed to the majors this season.
Prior to his big league promotion, Megill made only three starts in Triple-A. The 14.1 innings were a promising addition to the 26 in five starts he made down in Double-A.
I’m actually a little surprised looking back at this now to see he made only eight starts in the minors this season before getting called up to the major leagues. Certainly someone who could grow further as a pitcher, the weak final weeks and lack of Triple-A innings make him a good candidate to step back for a little bit. A few months in the minor leagues could set Megill up well to return to the majors a little more triumphantly.