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Midseason grades for the 2022 Mets bullpen

Edwin Diaz (39) had an incredible first half for the Mets, striking out 75 of the 145 batters he's faced (or 51.7 percent).
Edwin Diaz (39) had an incredible first half for the Mets, striking out 75 of the 145 batters he's faced (or 51.7 percent). / Brett Davis/GettyImages
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Trevor Williams - 2022 Mets reliever first half grade

Trevor Williams has 21.0 innings of relief in the bag in the first half, so we will grade him too. His overall stats fit in as an average pitcher. However, as a reliever, he’s been great, coming into long relief situations when called upon. In 9 outings, he had a 1.71 ERA and a 2.30 FIP with 27 strikeouts and eight walks. He even notched his first big league save using the three-inning rule last week, which is a fitting reward to what he has meant to this team with their injuries. 

Grade: A 

Adonis Medina - 2022 Mets reliever first half grade

The Mets acquired Medina from the Phillies in April and has proven to be a wonderful addition to the Mets bullpen this season. He may be in the minors now, but he did a yeoman's work in saving the Mets bullpen in long relief. We also need to remember his outing on June 5 where he came into the game in the 10th inning on the road against the mighty Dodgers, and shut them down for a save. He also kept the Mets in two games that they eventually won on ninth inning comebacks. He had a 3.00 ERA in 21.0 innings going into the break.

Grade: B+ 

Colin Holderman - 2022 Mets reliever first half grade

Colin Holderman made his major league debut on May 15 and he was the most pleasant surprise on the Mets roster this season. He posted a 2.04 ERA and a 2.26 in 17.2 innings in the first half and expanded Buck Showalter’s circle of trusted relievers. The Mets needed someone to step up and pitch in a variety of different situations this season, and Holderman, a former ninth round pick who had Tommy John surgery four years ago, has risen to each task and has been excellent. You should bet that he will be used in high leverage situations in the second half. 

Grade: A 

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