Who Is The Newest New York Mets Pitcher Tyler Pill?
Mar 13, 2015; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets pitcher Tyler Pill (75) prior to the game against the Atlanta Braves at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets have finally seen enough of Rafael Montero and have decided to call up Tyler Pill.

Once regarded as a better pitching prospect than Jacob deGrom, Rafael Montero has been very unimpressive in his time with the New York Mets. After his start last night, in which he pitched just three innings, Sandy Alderson has finally seen enough to send Montero back to Las Vegas.

Montero will be replaced on the 25-man roster by right-handed pitcher Tyler Pill. The 26-year-old, California native is six-foot-two and 200 pounds.

Pill was originally drafted out of high school in the 38th round of the 2008 Amateur Draft by the Colorado Rockies. Instead of signing with the Rockies, he decided to attend California State University Fullerton and was drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 Amateur Draft by the New York Mets.

Pill has burst onto the scene in 2017 pitching for both the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and Las Vegas 51s. After two starts with the Rumble Ponies in which Pill went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA, he was quickly promoted to the 51s. In Las Vegas, he continued to dominate in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. In seven starts with the 51s, Pill went 3-1 with a 1.96 ERA.


It is likely that Pill will get the start on Tuesday when the Mets take on the Milwaukee Brewers. However, he could be used in the overworked bullpen. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Mets have used three or more relievers in a franchise-record 26 straight games.

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