Mets Offseason Signing Off To Blistering Start In Spring Training

On Sunday, Tim Locastro shone in the New York Mets' Grapefruit League game against the St. Louis Cardinals, going 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs, and a stolen base. He also scored a run, showing off his all-around skills on the field.

Locastro has been impressive this spring, going 6-for-17 at the plate and successfully stealing all four bases he's attempted.

His double on Sunday was hit with an exit velocity of 109.5 mph, harder than he's ever hit in a regular-season game. 

Although Locastro is currently fighting for a reserve spot on the Mets' roster, there may not be any openings unless someone gets injured. However, if he does make the team, he could be appealing as a late-game pest on the basepaths and a defensive replacement.

The 30-year-old speedster has a career 39-for-44 success rate on stolen base attempts in the majors, and he holds a career-high of 17 steals in 2019 with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

His strong performance, thus far, and versatility on the field make him an asset to the Mets and a player to watch as the season progresses. Photo Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports