- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/18/1993 (26)
New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said that relief pitchers Robert Gsellman and/or Seth Lugo could be shifted to starting roles in 2020 with Zack Wheeler potentially moving on in free agency. Lugo and Gsellman have both been more effective in relief, but both could be effective streamers in the right matchups in deeper leagues if they're starting for New York next season. Gsellman notably failed in a starting role several years ago, which could make Lugo the better candidate to join the rotation. We'll have to wait and see in spring training how the Mets approach their rotation.
New York Mets relief pitcher Robert Gsellman closed out a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night to earn his first save of the year. Gsellman pitched a scoreless ninth inning, giving up no hits and walking one. Manager Mickey Callaway opted to give regular closer Edwin Diaz the night off after his four-run implosion against the Dodgers two days prior. Diaz has had a solid year overall and there's little reason to think his job is in jeopardy at this point. Gsellman blew his previous three save opportunities this year and has a 3.63 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the year. He belongs on waivers.
New York Mets relief pitcher Robert Gsellman (illness) is back at Wrigley Field on Wednesday but may still be unavailable to pitch due to strep throat that left him sidelined on Tuesday as well. "He's going to be a little weak," manager Mickey Callaway said. "Hasn't eaten in a couple days." Don't expect Gsellman to pitch in a save situation if one arises on Wednesday. Seth Lugo and Jerry Blevins are the best bets for a save chance if Gsellman remains unavailable.