Free Agent Target: Justin Wilson

The Mets adressed their bullpen with the addition of Trevor May this offseason. With most of the bullpen spots taken care of, I see just one addition to the pen on a MLB deal. The Mets don’t have a lefty right now in the bullpen. If they want one, they can look at an old friend in Justin Wilson.

Wilson was one of the better moves BvW and his team made in his tenure with the Mets. The lefty signed a 2 year 10 million dollar deal before the 2019 season. Over those two seasons he combined to pitch to a 2.91 ERA over 58.2 innings. Over that span he pitched to a 143 ERA+ and struck out 10.3 per nine.

His main plus is that Wilson doesn’t allow hard hit contact. In 2020 he was in the 96 percentile in exit velo and 92th percentile in hard hit %. His expected numbers aren’t to shabby as well. His main issue is his tendency to walk batters.

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Wilson wouldn’t cost a ton and is a strong arm to have between Diaz, May, Lugo and Castro in the back of that pen. It takes some pressure of Familia, Betances and Brach to pitch in lower leverage spots, plus you have an arm for the late innings, with experience in every role. Loads of versatility in the pen if you add Wilson.

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