Mets haven’t decided on the final two rotation spots for 2020.
While Rick Porcello seems like a lock for the fourth rotation spot, the fifth spot is seemingly up for grabs.
Michael Wacha and Steven Matz will be competing for that fifth spot. But, the Mets have a history of bad luck with injury so we need to look deeper into the system for possible Mets starters in 2020.
Peterson was drafted by the Mets with the 20th overall pick in that 2017 Draft and was drafted out of the University of Oregon.
Peterson is a tall left-handed pitcher. He stands at 6’6 and 240 LBS. In three seasons at Oregon, he had 49 starts with a 3.63 ERA, and a 10-16 record.
He is projected to be mid to back end of the rotation starter. So far in spring training he has pitched six innings, struck out six batters with a 1.50 ERA in 3 appearances.
The rotation is looking like it will be: Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman, Rick Porcello with the final rotation spot up for grabs but is down to Steven Matz or Michael Wacha.
Peterson pitched for Double-A Binghamton in 2019. He had 24 starts with a 3-6 record and a 4.19 ERA in 116 innings and struck out 122 batters.
Peterson will probably begin 2020 with the Triple-A Syracuse Mets, but he could get called up at some point in the season due to the Mets’ lack of starting pitching depth.
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