1 Mets player who looks like he will blow away expectations

New York Mets starting pitcher Luis Severino works out in the back fields of Clover Park during the
New York Mets starting pitcher Luis Severino works out in the back fields of Clover Park during the / ERIC HASERT/TCPALM / USA TODAY NETWORK

Before I get too far ahead of myself and hear the chants of "it's just Spring Training," no New York Mets fan with a pulse can deny that starting pitcher Luis Severino has done nothing but impress as we approach Opening Day. Severino had another successful start Tuesday night against the Houston Astros pitching four innings allowing only one run on two hits, and striking out three.

Overall this spring, the former Yankee has pitched 9 innings and he has put up a cool 1.00 ERA with eight strikeouts and no walks. While the results have been promising thus far on the stat sheet, two other important factors include, Severino appearing fully healthy as well as pumping a high 90's fastball with a reworked slider.

Luis Severino has looked untouchable this spring over his first four appearances for the Mets

Provided Severino can stay healthy, he easily projects as a front-line starting pitcher and has proven that in a Yankees uniform previously. Right now Severino seems to be in a groove on the mound, and as we are two weeks away from Opening Day, the Mets coaching staff and front office couldn't have asked for a better result to this point.

There is plenty for Severino to prove this upcoming season after signing a one-year deal this offseason to rehab his value with the hopes of cashing in big next winter. All signs currently point to him looking like the All-Star caliber pitcher our cross-town rivals were missing over the last couple of seasons.

With the way Severino has pitched this spring, he ultimately can provide a huge lift to the rotation depth that has been questioned this offseason by Mets fans, especially with ace Kodai Senga currently on the shelf. There is no doubt that the ability has always been there for the two-time All-Star, it's always just been a matter of health and consistency in his mechanics.

It's still very early but as it stands with the current results on the mound both statistically and by the eye test, it appears through his first four appearances this spring that Severino will be in the running for National League Comeback Player of the Year.