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

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Adrian Houser is moving down the Mets depth chart

Adrian Houser is bound to have a good start eventually. Now done for April, he has fallen so far down the Mets depth chart the team needs to begin seriously considering a change. Jose Butto and Tylor Megill are the pair who should be fighting for a rotation spot against only each other. Either seems more than capable of bumping Houser out of the rotation and into the bullpen.

Saturday’s loss pushed Houser to 0-3 on the year with an 8.37 ERA. His 16 walks versus 14 strikeouts is atrocious and takes no real deep dive into understanding what’s going so wrong with his season. It’s not just all of the free passes either, though. Batters are hitting .302 against him. The only thing he has done well is avoid home runs. Only one has been knocked against him.

It wouldn’t actually be the worst thing for the Mets to find Houser in their bullpen. The other starters’ inability to go multiple innings can allow Houser to become an asset. First, he’ll need to prove he can even get through the order one time through. This was not the case on Saturday when he allowed 4 earned runs in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Once a fan of Houser’s and the decision to bring him over, there is nothing left for me to defend. He has been the most frustrating player on the team this year. He gives the team no chance to win ball games. This cannot go on much longer.