3 promising Mets spring training performances so far

New York Mets opening pitcher Tylor Megill fires pitch at St. Louis Cardinals Brendan Donovan in the
New York Mets opening pitcher Tylor Megill fires pitch at St. Louis Cardinals Brendan Donovan in the / ERIC HASERT/TCPALM / USA TODAY NETWORK
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With Spring Training well underway for the New York Mets, we are getting a full glimpse of what this team will look like come Opening Day. New York is looking to rebound after a disappointing 2023 season and with injuries already beginning to mount for the Amazins, the Mets need some under-the-radar players to step up when giving the opportunity to do so.

With those opportunities, we have seen some players step in these exhibition games and have started to prove that come March 28 when the Mets play the Milwaukee Brewers to start their season, they can be factors on this team. So far this spring, these three Mets in particular have been making a case to be contributors to this team.

1. Tylor Megill

We knew heading into Spring Training that the Mets starting pitching rotation was going to be an issue. Especially now with the ace of the rotation Kodai Senga starting the season on the injured list with a shoulder injury that could sideline him through the month of April. But Tylor Megill who's had consistency issues over his career is off to a great start this spring.

In the two games that Megill has appeared in, he has gone five innings, walking no batters, has seven strikeouts under his belt, and has only allowed one earned run. This is an encouraging sign for Megill since his last start of the regular season a year ago was the best of his career against the Philadelphia Phillies. In that outing on Sept. 30, Megill went the longest of his career going 7.1 innings giving up four hits and one earned run, walking two and striking out seven. So, it seems like Megill is building off that strong start in the spring thus far.

After walking 58 batters a season ago and having an ERA north of four, this start for Megill is significant for the Mets with all of the injuries, especially to the Mets pitching staff. Megill is also likely to be the Mets Opening Day starter and if he keeps this trend going, the Mets rotation may not be as big of a question mark as we anticipated after the departures of many key starters.