Mets untouchable prospects for the trade deadline: RHP Blade Tidwell
When discussing the future of the Mets and pitching scenarios, it is hard to exclude Blade Tidwell from the conversation. . He’s ranked 5th overall Mets prospect, and the highest ranked pitcher of the top 30 prospects. His repertoire and performance in college speaks for itself, projecting him to be a part of the Mets future rotation, possibly by 2025. So far in his professional career with New York, he’s 5-4 with a 3.31 ERA, pitched 68 innings striking out 97 and only walking 44 hitters.
Tidwell’s accolades and recognitions in college were quite diverse from freshman all the way towards his draft year. These accolades included but weren’t limited to Freshman of the Week, SEC All-Freshman team, 2021 Perfect Game Freshman All-American, 2021 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, 2022 NCBWA Preseason All-American First team.
There will be a case where the Mets will depart from their top dog arms such as Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and or Kodai Senga. The Mets organization and Mets fans expect Tidwell to be a key starter, also to be a guy the organization builds around with regards to arms. Tidwell is currently playing in A+ for the Brooklyn Cyclones and is having a good showing so far.