Aug 15, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets pitcher Erik Goeddel against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Grinder

Erik Goeddel was chosen by the Mets in round 24 of the 2010 amateur draft by then GM Jim Duquette. Since then he’s worked his way through the farms to make it to the Show. In 2016 the right handed reliever got a call up in mid-June and never went back down.

Goeddel started better than he finished but overall he pitched in 36 games, won two and lost two, and struck out a batter per inning. If Goeddel can cut down on the free passes, he issued 14 in just under 36 innings pitched, he can be a serviceable middle reliever for terry Collins and valuable part of the Mets bullpen in 2017.

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