A local product of Syracuse, New York, the 30 year old Locastro has his eyes on the last roster spot of this New York Mets squad. He definitely helped his case on Monday as the speedster picked up two hits in his three at-bats.
However, I don’t think anyone in the organization is planning on Locastro turning into a hitting machine and this point of his career. No, what the Mets will be looking for and relying on will be Locastro’s speed on the base paths as well as the occasional web gem somewhere out on the diamond.
In my opinion, Locastro likely has the edge on his competition and that’s all because of his speed. I rarely seeing Buck using him as a pinch-hitter, as long as there’s other names on that bench. So expect Locastro to be nothing more than a pinch-runner as well as a late inning defensive replacement.
Jose Peraza has proved to be a great piece off of the bench for the Mets in the past, however, again, he just lacks the speed Locastro possesses.
Mark Vientos will likely be used as a Right-Handed bat off the bench to face left-handers, in the latter innings of the game.
Quite frankly, some of the other names just aren’t good enough or they’re too young and have yet to make a name for themselves.
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