5 Mets players we were wrong about to start the season
By Tim Boyle
3) We were wrong about NY Mets pitcher David Peterson
Before the season began, David Peterson stood on his balcony and saw a neon sign that said “The World is Yours.” Or maybe this was a scene from Scarface. It’s been a while since I’ve seen it.
Peterson has been scarred and scared plenty this season. In 8 starts for the Mets, the lefty has gone 1-6 with an 8.08 ERA. He managed to make his way onto the Opening Day roster out of necessity. Management had seen enough of him but due to some injuries he has been brought back and sent down already.
Peterson had an excellent spring training albeit one full of walks. He earned a rotation spot over Tylor Megill, but the injury announcement to Justin Verlander allowed both to begin the year on the 26-man roster.
Upon his most recent demotion, Peterson was the league leader in earned runs allowed with 35. He’s becoming an “every other year” type of pitcher. Following a productive season in 2022 where he regularly went back and forth between the majors and minors and even saw some action in relief, it looked like he could at least do the same this season.
It’ll be nearly impossible for Peterson to have good numbers by the time this year is through. The Mets may not have enough patience to even give him an opportunity.