A team that prides itself of being a World Series contender should have at least seven or eight quality rotation options.
Yes: big league rotations usually have five men, and it’s four for the playoffs.
However, during a typical MLB season, there are several obstacles like injuries, slumps, suspensions, trades, demotions, and others that require contenders to have more than just five good starting pitchers.
Lucky for the New York Mets, they were able to assemble some quality rotation depth before the season, and the organizational coaches and instructors have been able to get the best out of each and every member of the staff.
In total, the Mets have seven starting pitchers who have made important contributions to the 2022 Mets: Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom, Carlos Carrasco, Chris Bassitt, Taijuan Walker, David Peterson, and Trevor Williams.
All of them lined up for a really cool picture in the midst of the celebrations for locking up the franchise’s first playoff berth since 2016.
Your 2022 Mets starting rotation 🤩 pic.twitter.com/itrxD9aNHx
— SNY (@SNYtv) September 20, 2022
An Incredible Group
Scherzer has a 2.15 ERA, Bassitt is at 3.32, deGrom’s is 2.32, Carrasco is at 3.70, and Walker’s is 3.42.
The left-handed Peterson has a cool 3.91 ERA and Williams has been an unsung hero, with a 2.95 ERA in 79.1 innings.
Righty Tylor Megill would be an eighth quality option, having made some starts earlier in the season, but he is completing his rehab to come back as a member of the bullpen.
We have said many times in this space that the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves, perhaps the Mets’ biggest National League rivals on their quest to the title, have elite rotations.
However, if all components are healthy, the Mets’ may be the best of the bunch.