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.
One of the options is Mets 2017 first-round pick, David Peterson.
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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