4 Mets pitchers we'd rather see starting than Carlos Carrasco

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3) NY Mets pitcher Justin Jarvis should be in the rotation over Carlos Carrasco

Speaking of Rule-5 implications, Justin Jarvis should take Carrasco's spot for just that reason. The Mets acquired Jarvis in the trade that sent Mark Canha to the Brewers and should see what they have in the right-hander with the Rule-5 Draft in mind.

Jarvis is eligible to be picked in the Rule-5 Draft which means if he's not added to the 40-man roster by a certain point in the offseason, he can be selected by any of the 29 other teams in the Rule-5 Draft. Is that a risk the Mets will want to take out of their 15th-ranked prospect per MLB Pipeline? I'm not so sure.

Jarvis hasn't pitched like a MLB pitcher, that's for sure. He has a 7.96 ERA in seven AAA starts splitting time between the Brewers and Mets affiliates. His ERA has come down to 5.65 as a member of the Mets organization and he's allowed three runs or fewer in three of his four starts with Syracuse which is good.

The 23-year-old might not be ready to pitch in the majors, but he can't be much worse than Carrasco has been of late. If he's good, the Mets will keep him on the 40-man roster and can potentially include him as part of their 2024 Opening Day plans. If he doesn't pitch well, they can leave him on the 40-man or DFA him before the draft. Either way, it's worth the risk just to see what you have so you don't add him to the 40-man with no experience whatsoever under his belt.