Mets To Use Six-Man Rotation At Times This Season

According to Tim Britton of The Athletic, the New York Mets are planning to use a six-man rotation at certain points during the upcoming season.

While the team will primarily rely on a traditional five-man setup, they intend to insert a sixth starter during stretches of more than 10 consecutive days without a day off. This will give their regular starters additional rest, while also providing an opportunity for David Peterson and Tylor Megill to make a handful of starts, even if everyone stays healthy.

Peterson, who is expected to be part of this six-man rotation, along with Megill, is projected to play a significant role for the Mets this season, despite not initially making the Opening Day rotation.

This seems to be a smart move, for with the Mets having one of the best, but one of the oldest rotations in the league, the six-man setup will give crucial rest and keep the Mets' pitching staff fresh throughout the season.  

Still, the fact that the Mets have the ability to use a pitcher of Peterson's talent as their sixth starter, speaks volumes on how impressive their rotation depth is.

The 27-year-old lefty, made 28 appearances and 19 starts for the Mets in 2022 with a career-high 27.8 percent strikeout rate and a 3.83 ERA. Photo Credit:  Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports