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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

How effectively are MLB teams utilizing depth against high volume of injuries?

5. New York Mets (22 players; 846 days)
The Mets lead the National League East despite Noah Syndergaard and Carlos Carrasco not throwing a pitch yet, as well as both Jacob deGrom (who was both IL’d at one point and left consecutive starts early) and Taijuan Walker missing time. Joey Lucchesi is now set to undergo Tommy John Surgery. They’ve also got a handful of relievers either still out or missing stretches to date. And that’s just in the pitching staff. It doesn’t take into account Jeff McNeil, Michael Conforto, and Brandon Nimmo all missing more than a month, with Pete Alonso spending his own stretch on the IL. At present date, the Mets trail only the Padres in their current IL presence, with 13 players residing there.

The Mets have used 13 different starting pitchers this season. Yet their starting staff ranks second in fWAR (8.8), leads the league in ERA (2.64), FIP (3.11), and is fifth in BB/9 (2.58). Obviously, some of that is aided by deGrom’s historic year, and the rest is likely a product of strong years from Marcus Stroman and Taijuan Walker. But with so many injuries to the starting staff, they’ve had to roll out relievers in a starting role. Tommy Hunter has a start. Miguel Castro has two. Robert Gsellman made one before his own injury. So while they’ve held it down in the face of such significant injury, legitimate rotation depth will have to be a priority moving forward.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 29, 2021 at 12:49 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: June 29, 2021 at 03:35 PM (#6026881)
Who else is shocked that the Mets are fifth on this list and not first?
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 29, 2021 at 05:12 PM (#6026900)

Who else is shocked that the Mets are fifth on this list and not first?


FTA:


Given—and I cannot state this enough—that it’s the Mets, this had the ability to go sideways very quickly.

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