3 Mets players whose 2024 season expectations changed for the better after spring training

Raise the bar for these three Mets players who impressed in spring training.

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2) Tylor Megill

Tylor Megill’s stock went way up this spring even if the overall numbers ended up a lot more “mid” than some would have you expect. In his team-leading 20.2 innings, Megill would finish 1-3 with a 3.92 ERA. The ERA is a bit deceptive in the worst way. Fanning 23 batters along the way, he showed awesome stuff plus some improved control with only 6 walks.

The 1.02 WHIP from spring training and .197 batting average against are two more positives which have fans eager to see him in the regular season. First viewed as depth, he won what became a near non-existent competition for the rotation when the team learned they’d be without Kodai Senga to begin the year.

Megill’s final appearance of the spring was a bit peculiar. In five innings, he gave up 3 earned runs to the Miami Marlins but did strike out 7. Megill gave up a run in each outing where he went more than 3 innings this spring which should have fans tapering back their expectations even just a little bit.

Throughout his big league career, Megill has been a good pitcher at times and a very hittable one at others. His MLB numbers are below average but armed with his new “American Spork” pitch, believers are drinking the Kool-Aid.