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Apr 27, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  New York Mets relief pitcher Yoan Lopez (44) pitches
Apr 27, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Yoan Lopez (44) pitches / Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Mets pitcher Colin Holderman

Colin Holderman is a name I did not recognize going into spring training. He was a ninth round pick in the 2016 draft who has dealt with a lot of injuries so he hasn't pitched all that much in the minors so he was never really on anyone's radar.

Holderman went from a guy who was throwing 93-94 mph to hitting 99 mph in Spring Training. This caught the Mets eye and he's a guy they're excited about, and so am I.

Holderman is finally healthy after major injuries including needing Tommy John, and is pitching like it. He's pitched 7.1 innings in six appearances for AAA Syracuse and has posted a 2.45 ERA in those appearances.

Holderman really impressed in Spring Training with his velocity and he struck out 14 batters in just 6.2 innings pitched. While he's only struck out five batters so far this season, he proved the stuff is there in the Spring and his velocity can be a major weapon.

Holderman is a lot more raw and is very inexperienced compared to Medina and Lopez but has a lot more upside than those guys have.

The 26 year old is probably the Mets third choice but if Lopez and Medina struggle at the big league level, do not be surprised if Holderman gets the call. He has great stuff and has a chance to make an impact if he ever gets the opportunity.

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