RHP Erik Goeddel & LHPs Josh Edgin and Sean GilmartinComing into last season around this time of year, the Mets were expecting Erik Goeddel, Josh Edgin and Sean Gilmartin to be some of the main contributors on the roster. And this year, they may get that opportunity.
Gilmartin was a Rule-5 pick for the Mets before 2015, and the southpaw quieted doubters with a 2.67 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP and 54 strikeouts in 57.1 innings pitched during the following season. He even spot-started a game that year, throwing five shutout innings against the Phillies.
Even though Edgin has produced a 3.42 ERA over parts of four seasons in the majors, he got hit hard in 2016 to the tune of a 5.23 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP. Edgin did, however, manage a 3.11 ERA over 37.2 innings between High-A and Triple-A last season.
In 2015, Goeddel defied the odds, pitching to a 2.43 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP over 33.1 innings in Queens. But during his time in High-A and Double-A before his major league arrival, he had a rough 5.06 ERA and 1.78 WHIP.
This trio is first in line for a call-up should any injuries or significant struggles attack the Mets’ bullpen. And with the impending suspension of closer Jeurys Familia due to come before Opening Day, the team in Queens may need help sooner rather than later.