Source: Mets promoting Christian Scott to majors

According to Anthony DiComo, Mets beat writer for MLB.com, the New York Mets are promoting Christian Scott from Triple-A.

Scott, the Mets’ best pitching prospect, will make his major league debut on Saturday against the struggling Tampa Bay Rays.

The Mets’ fifth-round draft pick in 2021 has quickly become one of the most promising pitchers in recent memory.

In his first five starts with Syracuse, he has posted a 3.20 ERA with 36 strikeouts over 25 1/3 innings. However, he has been home-run prone, surrendering seven of them.

Mets officials have been impressed at his ability to bounce back and thrive in spite of the home runs.

Pitching coach Jeremy Hefner said: “I think it’s a credit to him mostly, and then also our player development system recognising his capabilities, and preparing him for this moment.”

Mets rookie manager Carlos Mendoza said: “We think he’s ready. He deserves it and he has earned it the way he has been throwing the ball.”

According to talent evaluators, changes to Scott’s repertoire have seen him develop a four-seam fastball and sweeper, changing his potential from fringe to top-of-the-rotation arm.

The Mets are currently in the middle of a gruelling 26 games in 27 days stretch and believe Scott can provide an extra day’s rest for the current rotation.

If the 24-year-old performs well in his first ‘cup-of-coffee’ he could replace the struggling Adrian Houser in the rotation.

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Houser, who the Mets acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers, has struggled so far in orange and blue, posting an 8.16 ERA across six starts, a stretch which has also seen his walks-per-nine (BB/9) rise from 2.7 last year to 6.3 this year.

Much will depend on how he performs on Saturday, but officials have little doubt that he will not succeed.

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Article by Alex Worth. You can follow Alex on Twitter X @AlexWorth17

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