5 Mets players who need to make the most of any playing time they get in 2023

The Mets don't have much to play for as a team, but these five players do individually.

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5) NY Mets reliever Grant Hartwig has a chance to solidify himself in future plans

In a season full of disappointment, Grant Hartwig has been one of the few bright spots for this Mets team. He came up with the Mets bullpen struggling mightily and has pitched decently well. He allowed just one run in his first eight appearances and 11.2 innings pitched.

Things haven't gone quite as swimmingly for Hartwig of late, as he's allowed ten runs (seven earned) in his last seven appearances and 8.1 innings pitched. He's allowed a run in five of his last seven outings. Not great.

With the Mets bullpen decimated in large part due to the Robertson and Dominic Leone deals, Hartwig should get a ton of chances to pitch out of the Mets bullpen.

With the Mets having very little when it comes to homegrown relievers, Hartwig has a legitimate shot at being part of the Mets future plans. The 2024 bullpen only has Edwin Diaz as a guarantee to be a part of it, (even if Brooks Raley and Adam Ottavino likely figure into the plans). Hartwig has a huge opportunity here over the next couple of months and should be a guy Mets fans pay close attention to.