Mets depth chart: 2 players moving up, 2 moving down

The most recent movement on the Mets depth chart.
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Something the New York Mets have done well as an organization this year is reward players for the performances. Play well, you get on the field. Don’t put up the numbers needed, you get branded with three letters, DFA.

Better play from some players and not so stellar performances from others have created more movement on the proverbial Mets depth chart. Heading into the first Sunday of July, we can declare these two up and these two down.

Jose Butto is moving up the Mets depth chart

Since getting recalled for a bullpen role, Jose Butto is 2-0 in 2 games with only 1 hit allowed. He hasn’t been dominant. A pair of walks and a strikeout are the results of his 3.2 innings of work. Nevertheless, he deserves to move up the Mets depth chart because of how important he has suddenly become to the team in an entirely different role.

The bullpen has suffered more than a flesh wound. Even with Edwin Diaz back from suspension and hopefully continuing to play well, the amount of trust we can have in this relief corps is limited. Worst of all is the guys who aren’t pitching particularly well are not optional. While the Mets can easily send Ty Adcock or Matt Festa away, it isn’t the case for everyone else.

Butto should give the Mets a combination of length and high-leverage innings. The Mets appropriately allowed Adrian Houser to pitch the eighth in their Fourth of July game only to see him surrender the lone run of the game on a swing by Jesse Winker. It was one of the few blips Houser has had in the bullpen. Fortunately, the Mets can revert back to keeping him in smaller spots with Butto around; as long as he’s available.