Tyler Bashlor is a new addition to the Mets 40-man roster. He is a right handed reliever and was drafted by the Mets in the 11th round of the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft from South Georgia College.
Bashlor was added after the 2017 season to avoid being an eligible rule-5 selection. He is a hard thrower and looks to be a part of the Mets bullpen this season.
After his selection in 2013, the Mets assigned him to the Kingsport Mets where he pitched 15.2 and had a 5.74 ERA. Tommy John Surgery sidelined Bashlor for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
In his return in 2016, he spent time with the St. Lucie Mets and Columbia Fireflies where he pitched to a 2.75 ERA in 55.2 innings with an impressive 73 strikeouts. Bashlor followed up in 2017 with a 3.44 ERA in 49.2 innings with an even more impressive 84 strikeouts with the Binghamton and St. Lucie Mets. Upon his call up to the Bing Mets, he pitched 14.2 scoreless innings with a 23 to 4 strikeout to walk ratio.
Bashlor looks to be a reliever with electric stuff, he throws a high 90’s fastball with a good breaking curveball and a change up he is continuing to find confidence in. Keith Law has Bashlor listed as the 15th best prospect in the Mets organization. Entering his age 25 season, the Mets look for Bashlor to have a breakout season, gain full command of his three pitches and hopefully work his way into a middle relief role this season with the MLB team.