4 Mets players most likely to have a breakout year in 2023
By Tim Boyle
3) NY Mets player most likely to have a breakout year: Tylor Megill
Tylor Megill is the right-handed David Peterson yet totally different. Peterson was someone Mets fans had their eyes on for several years. Megill jumped into our consciousness in 2021 when he dazzled in the minors then found his way to the big leagues. The team’s 2022 Opening Day starter and the man to take the mound to begin the second no-hitter in franchise history has pitched well in the majors but he is far from officially breaking out.
Like Peterson, the plan was to have Megill saved for starting pitcher depth. He’ll get his chances early on to start irregularly for the Mets. He’s someone the club could find a lot of uses for whether it’s as a starter or even eventually out of the bullpen.
Megill begins this season with an 8-8 record and 4.73 ERA. He has been successful at keeping the walks down and the strikeouts high. Why the bad ERA? Last year’s strong start was ruined by a shellacking in May against the Washington Nationals before he landed on the IL. More inconsistent starts in June and some poor outings as a reliever in September didn’t help him either. The 5.13 ERA to the 3.77 FIP tells the story of an unlucky pitcher.
Still a promising younger arm with years of control, he’s one of the top candidates to establish himself as someone the Mets can’t live without.