5 under the radar Mets trade candidates for the bullpen

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The Mets could improve their bullpen with another veteran left-handed pitcher

The market for left-handed relief pitchers is always striking, and this time it is led by a recognized arm, the top among available relievers, Aroldis Chapman. Chapman's value will be high and in demand, but there is another veteran left-hander who can be a great target.

Brent Suter, at almost 34 years old, is having one of the best seasons as far as a reliever is concerned this 2023. Pitching in a complicated environment like Coors Field in the Colorado Rockies, Suter has been efficient enough to post an ERA and xERA top of the league among relievers.

Suter has achieved this thanks to his perfect location, inducing the best low-contact rate in the league. Indeed, Suter leads the league with MLB's lowest hard-hit contact and exit velocity allowed.

This has caused the veteran to be ranked in the top 6% of the league in xSLG, xwOBA, and xERA. This performance has been led by a changeup that is generating a Whiff% of almost 40% and a BA and SLG of around .150 and .250, respectively.

Despite having Brooks Raley in their bullpen, Brent Suter would be a great addition to the Mets due to his dominance against lefties and righties. Although Suter may be an in-demand target, his value would not be high thanks to his age and contract, which ends this season.