Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 3/3/13
Last week Mets fans saw something scary: Jenrry Mejia made his first spring-training appearance. The outing was less than ideal. In only one inning of work, Mejia gave up five runs total — four of them coming from a grand slam by Casey Kotchman. Mejia’s performance has come as a bit of a shock. The Dominican right-hander has been on the radar for a while as a Mets top prospect, however it seemed as though nothing would really come of him. Mejia’s lackluster outing last week doesn’t help his case to make the rotation this year. Since the Mets have an abundance of pitching for the fifth spot with the likes of Shaun Marcum, Collin McHugh, and potentially Zack Wheeler, it would be unlikely that Mejia will be able to perform well enough to snag a starting job. However, Mejia does seem to struggle out of the bullpen. Last year, at Triple-A Buffalo, Mejia had a 5.48 ERA in 21 innings of work as a reliever, however a 2.75 ERA in 52 innings of work as a starter. This puts Mejia in a strange
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