Ranking NL East starting rotations: Braves have work to do
2. New York Mets
Despite having the reigning back-to-back NL Cy Young winner, Jacob deGrom, the New York Mets still come in the second position as far as starting rotations go.
deGrom is arguably the best pitcher throughout the entire game right now, and while he does have an adequate amount of help behind him, it was not enough to give the New York Mets the top spot in these rankings.
Everyone knows what Noah Syndergaard brings to the table, and as long as he is healthy, he might be the best number two in all of baseball, as he would be about 20 different teams true number one pitcher.
Marcus Stroman is another talented pitcher the Mets employ, but the fact is, he is probably not quite as good as he was three or four years ago when he was filthy north of the border for the
Toronto Blue Jays. Still, he is a very good pitcher, and one almost any team would be lucky to roll out as their “third” pitcher.
Another good problem to have is having three pitchers for two spots in your rotation, and that’s exactly what the Mets have with pitchers like Steven Matz, Michael Wacha, and Rick Porcello.
Perhaps they go with a 6-man rotation, but limiting a pitcher like deGrom to only go once every six days seems a tad crazy if you ask me — especially when you consider the season will be shortened.
With the amount of good pitching they have, it’s easy to see why we chose to rank them second here. Like most everyone else, it will all come down to health with the New York Mets.