3 under-the-radar Mets roster additions who could get MLB playing time in 2024

How many of these under-the-radar additions will actually make a MLB box score in 2024?

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3) Kolton Ingram

One of the more recent Mets roster additions is Kolton Ingram. A waiver claim, the lefty reliever has the coveted minor league options missing from many of the players on the club’s 40-man roster. We don’t need to see him at all this season, but it would be nice to see if maybe the Mets snagged something special.

Ingram has only 5.1 innings of MLB experience. It didn’t go well. However, his impressive numbers in the minors should be enough for us to watch him closely.

Routinely closing games down on the farm, he’s one of the many high walk, high strikeout arms the Mets added this winter. He issued walks at a rate of 5 per 9 last year with a strikeout rate of 11.4 per 9. This came pitching in Double-A and Triple-A for the Los Angeles Angels.

Lefties with big strikeout numbers are a commodity in this world. The Mets were willing to take a chance on this one and wisely so. Competing alongside players like minor league addition Danny Young and Mets prospect Nate Lavender this season for a roster spot when the team wants/needs another southpaw, Ingram is a late-comer to the party we should keep a close eye on. Just like Kohlwey, he’s a candidate to remain with the team beyond just 2024.

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