6 Mets players who could be off the roster by June 1

The constantly changing Mets roster will have more players gone by June 1.
Apr 26, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Josh Walker (91) delivers a
Apr 26, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Josh Walker (91) delivers a / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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3) DJ Stewart

The Mets continue to employ DJ Stewart and it’s understandable why. The left-handed slugger can draw a walk as good as just about anyone on the roster. Prone to occasionally rip into one and launch a home run as well, he provides them with some very good power depth off the bench and occasionally in the starting lineup.

Stewart has the misfortune of playing for a team that lacks roster flexibility and could really benefit from having a more versatile defender. As one of the few optional players they have, he might become a casualty.

The arrival of J.D. Martinez at the end of April cut down on Stewart’s playing time. The Mets have found ways to get him into games and even ask him to grab a glove very so often. The mixing and matching of him, Tyrone Taylor, and Harrison Bader is all a matter of preference for any given day. Taylor and Bader are about equal with the main difference being salary. Stewart, an arguably more dangerous hitter, would conceivably get the majority of at-bats as the lone lefty among them. However, Bader’s contract and Stewart’s own defensive shortcomings as well as the team’s preference for Brandon Nimmo in center field argue otherwise.

Stewart isn’t an ideal fit for the Mets roster even while playing well. The Mets have been unafraid to make bold moves with several early-season DFAs. Stewart, for the sake of trying something new, will be constantly playing for his roster spot.

Prediction: DJ Stewart doesn't go anywhere near Syracuse.