New York Mets: Tim Peterson Year in Review

As we dwindle on the remaining players from the 2019 New York Mets, many of them had similar seasons to Tim Peterson. Unlike others, Peterson made the opening day roster but could not make it out of April.

Peterson joined the opening day roster, and seemed to be a forgotten man in the bullpen. His first three appearances of the season were scoreless, but his fourth was a nightmare. It came after Zack Wheeler had no control against the Washington Nationals. Peterson could not find the zone either and walked five men, while only retiring four.



Back to the Minors

The Mets sent Peterson to Syracuse a few days later and he only pitched in two more games for the Mets. One of the outings was 2.1 innings of shutout out baseball, which was his best of the season. His Triple-A numbers were good as he pitched to a 2.95 ERA over 41 outings, but it was not enough for the Mets to keep him in the big leagues.

The Mets designated Peterson for assignment twice before finally releasing him at the end of the season. He latched on to pitch in the Dominican Winter League for the Toros del Este. Peterson has pitched well, allowing one run in 10 innings while striking out 12. Heading into his age-29 season, it seems Peterson will have to sign minor league deals to have a chance to make a roster in Spring Training.

Grades:

Pitching Repertoire: D, His fastball sat at 90 and did not feature much else for his off-speed pitches.

Control: F, Almost one walk per inning. His five walk outing against the Nats hurt his BB/9 severely.

Composure: N/A, Never got a chance to pitch in big spots.

Intangibles: N/A

Overall: D