People love Tylor Megill. He came up last year as barely a prospect in the average fan’s mind and acquitted himself well. He pitched a couple of nice games against the Braves and showcased an unflappable demeanor on the mound. Then, he was pressed into duty right away in 2022, drawing the Opening Day assignment with Jacob deGrom on the IL and Max Scherzer needing extra time.
Megill was lights out his first few starts. But then he had a clunker and then went on the IL. He was nothing special when he returned to the Mets and now he’s back on the IL again. Meanwhile, Megill’s full season ERA stands at 5.01 and in 27 starts lifetime in the majors, he’s 8-8 with a 4.67 ERA, which is an 87 ERA+.
What exactly do the Mets have in Megill? Does his first few starts of 2022 indicate what he can do when healthy? Are his below-average results to date indicative that he’s nothing more than a swing/depth starter? Does his high-octane fastball imply a future impact reliever? Is he most valuable to the club as a trade chit? How would you feel if he was in the package to get a Luis Castillo or Willson Contreras?
What is Tylor Megill's future role for the Mets?
- Full-time starter in 2023 and beyond (47%, 7 Votes)
- Impact reliever (33%, 5 Votes)
- Trade chit to help bring in playoff SP or big bat for this year (13%, 2 Votes)
- Depth/swing starter replacing Trevor Williams (7%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 15