3 Mets player who will be better in 2023, 2 who will be worse
3) NY Mets will get a better year from Tylor Megill
It shouldn’t be too hard for Tylor Megill to have a better season in 2022. After all, his 2022 campaign wasn’t so fantastic. Working as a starter and reliever, Megill finished 4-2 with a 5.13 ERA in 47.1 innings.
The numbers are a bit misleading because of a few bad performances from him. As long as he is able to stay healthy, Megill should look much better on the mound for the Mets in 2023.
The team does appear to have a plan of keeping him stretched out as a starter rather than find a spot for him in the bullpen. There is an art to being able to bounce between the majors and minors. It’s a lot less abstract than having to do what Trevor Williams did last year moving from the bullpen to the rotation. We’re going to miss that guy.
Megill has shown a lot of promise through the early part of his career. The numbers haven’t been quite there to justify making him a more permanent part of the rotation anytime soon. I do think Megill may ultimately find a spot in the bullpen. Even so, it won’t stop him from being a stud for Buck Showalter in 2023.
All Megill needs are the innings to improve upon last year. Another season wiser and more experienced, he’s an easy candidate to expect to take the next step.