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3 most important role players for a deep playoff run

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2) NY Mets can get a lot of value out of Trevor Williams in the playoffs

Calling all Trevor Williams fanboys and fangirls. Is there anything this guy cannot do?

If there was an award for a long man of the year, it would have to go to this guy. He has bounced between the rotation and bullpen with such tremendous success that he could end up being one of the more important role players for the Mets in the playoffs. Showalter could use him for multiple innings or even rely on him just to get them through a frame. He has been reliable enough to the point where he is right there with Seth Lugo and Trevor May in terms of pitching in a setup role. Only Adam Ottavino might be ahead of him.

Williams won’t get a chance to start in the postseason but he’ll be the guy to enter the game if any starter has a quick exit and some innings need to be eaten up. As the case often is with playoff games, Williams will also be the guy Showalter asks to start them off in extras—or at least enter as the game gets a little deeper into the night.

The Mets are hopeful they don’t have to overuse their bullpen in the postseason. This is a team built with starting pitchers capable of going far. Williams is both an emergency option and someone the team can trust to get them far. At the very least, he can save some arms from getting burnt out.

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