5 Mets players whose trade value is increasing

The team's recent winning ways may have something to do with this.
Starling Marte is batting .405 over his last 12 games.
Starling Marte is batting .405 over his last 12 games. / Elsa/GettyImages
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5) Adrian Houser

Let's face it. I never thought we would stress the positives on Adrian Houser after how he looked as a starting pitcher this year. But the Mets moved him to the bullpen to serve as a long reliever and his results have been awfully impressive.

As a starter, in seven starts, he was 0-4 with an 8.55 ERA and failed to get an out in the sixth inning in any of those starts. The calls for him to be cut by the fans were loud and plentiful.

But as a reliever, he has a 1.20 ERA in six appearances, pitching at least two innings in all of them. Opponents have hit .189 with just one extra base hit in 61 batters faced. He has kept his team in the game in all but one of those times and appears to be pitching with more confidence since the move to the bullpen. He turned in at least two scoreless innings in each of his last three relief outings.

With teams needing innings to eat in the middle of games, teams might look to Houser and take a chance on him for their bullpen. The Mets might just get something of value back after all, in a season where it it looked so bleak.