Rating Every Mets Player’s Spring Training: Pitchers

Over the course of Spring Training, I have been keeping track of every single Mets player and giving each one a rating on an A-F scale. Here are my ratings for every single Mets pitcher in Spring Training.

Drew Smith A+

Jacob DeGrom A+

Miguel Castro A+

Daniel Zamora A

Jordan Yamamoto A

Arodys Vizcaino A

Harol Gonzalez A-

Sean Reid-Foley B+

Stephen Nogosek B+

Trevor May B+

Edwin Diaz B+

Taijuan Walker B+

Joey Lucchesi B+

Thomas Szapucki B

Marcus Stroman B

Sam McWilliams B

Aaron Loup B

Tommy Hunter B

Trevor Hildenberger B-

David Peterson B-

Jerry Blevins B-

Jeurys Familia B-

Jacob Barnes C+

Oscar De La Cruz C+

Tylor Megill C+

Stephen Tarpley C

Franklyn Kilome C

Dellin Betances C

Corey Oswalt C

Robert Gsellman C-

Mike Montgomery D+

Matt Allan D+

Tom Windle D

Ryley Gilliam F

Jerad Eickhoff F

Marcel Renteria F

Yennsy Diaz F

Review

Overall, Mets pitchers had a very good Spring. Most of the bullpen arms for Opening Day were impressive, and some were overly impressive. Some of the names that really stood out to me were Drew Smith, Miguel Castro, and Stephen Nogosek. Smith and Castro will be in the opening day bullpen, and now give the Mets two reliable arms that were previously not as reliable. Smith has a patchy MLB resume, and Castro wasn’t as good last year as the Mets needed him to be. Nogosek is the interesting one here. A pitcher that hasn’t played for the Mets since 2019, this is a big depth piece that the Mets can rely on.

On the other hand, there were a few names here that particularly worried me: Yennsy Diaz, Robert Gsellman, and Dellin Betances. Diaz was acquired in the Steven Matz trade, and was a very promising arm. He immediately became a higher-level prospect for the Mets, and was a potential late-2021 call up. Unfortunately, he struggled heavily in Spring Training, thus hurting those chances. Gsellman and Betances are two pitchers that will be in the Mets bullpen come Opening Day. They didn’t do bad in Spring, but they didn’t do as well as the Mets expected. The Mets are really banking on a bounce-back season from Betances, and need Gsellman to be reliable in the bullpen as well. You never want to have a bullpen where there are two unreliable guys in it, because that puts more pressure on the others.

Regardless, some of these ratings are very impressive, and others not so much. These ratings may give a good idea as to who may be a first call up if somebody gets injured earlier in the season before the MiLB season begins.

Photo Credit Tim Britton The Athletic

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