Mets’ David Peterson feeling confident and ready to compete for starting rotation spot

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Metz pitchers and catchers are making it official this week, and over the past few days we’ve seen more and more players make their way into camp.

Among the first to arrive in Port Saint Lucie is a left-hander. David Peterson. Of course, it’s nice to see that the youngster is ready to go, as he has a tough task ahead of him this spring.

After the offseason that I saw Billy Eppler and the Mets have completely revamped their starting rotation, impressive starters Peterson and Taylor Megill now it seems that they are looking at the place of rotation from the outside.

Although the Mets still haven’t told him the exact role, Peterson knows he has to fight for the spot this spring. The 27-year-old athlete recently told Sports Illustrated. Pat Boy that he is excited about the opportunity and welcomes the challenge.

“There is always competition. You never want it to be easy or convenient. Whether it’s someone in my position, competing, or someone like (Max) Scherzer And (Justin) Verlanderwho are two high-level pitchers who want to go out and compete.”

“There’s not a lot of complacency in terms of attitude in this rotation or in this team, so I take it as a big challenge and something I’m looking forward to. only helps the team move forward.”

Peterson is having an amazing 2022 campaign. He stepped up many times, jumping into the Mets rotation and crashing out of the bullpen. In 28 outs, 19 starts, he had a 3.83 ERA and hit 126 batters for a 27.8 percent strikeout percentage.

WITH Jacob de Grom, taijuan walkerAnd Chris Bassitt Going into this offseason, Peterson seemed like a rotation lock. However, Verlander supplements, Kodai SengaAnd Jose Quintana make his role a little vague.

Peterson and Megill now seem doomed to a bullpen spot or a trip to Triple-A Syracuse to stay on top barring injuries or great spring performances. Despite this, the young southpaw still has the confidence to be a member of the major league rotation.

“I see myself as a major league starter and I have confidence in myself to be a starter in this rotation,” Peterson said. “I think I’ve proven to myself that I can go out and be a high-level major league starter.”

“But there is nothing in this game that is given. You have to go out and earn it every single day.”


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