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2020 Mets Report Card: Robert Gsellman, RHP

Player data: Age: 27 years old, B / T: R / R
Primary statistics: 6 G, 0-0, 14.0 IP, 9.64 ERA, 5.79 K / 9, 5.14 BB / 9, 2.143 WHIP
Advanced statistics: 45 ERA +, 7.55 FIP, -0.5 WAR

Free agent: 2023
Salary for 2020:$ 1,225,000

Grade: D-

2020 review

Robert Gsellman’s shortening of the 2020 season was nothing less than a disaster.

After starting the injured list season with a triceps injury during the summer camp, Gsellman made his first appearance in the season on August 8. Gsellman, who came out of the pen to play against the division’s rival Miami Marlins, was effective. Only one hit is allowed in one inning and two strikeouts, no runs have been won.

That was his last solid appearance of the year.

Mets was struggling for help in the starting rotation and decided to put Gsellman in the rotation on August 12. His first start was against the Washington Nationals and, to say the least, disappointed. Gsellman gave up four hits and three earned runs in just two innings, raising ERA from 0.00 to 9.00 in just one game.

Mets was still looking for an answer to the rotation problem, but continued to try to waste Gsellman. Combining his next two starts, he abandoned 7 hits, 2 earned runs and 2 walks with just 5.2 IPs. His biggest problem was that the longest start of the season lasted only four frames, so he couldn’t go deep into the game.

Gsellman made his final start in the fourth season of the season against the Yankees on September 3, knocked out before the end of two innings, walking four times in 1.2 innings, abandoning four hits and four earned runs. ..

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His confidence was clearly shaken, and Gsellman returned to the bullpen and made his final appearance of the season on September 8 with a long relief with the Orioles. Gsellman, who had already run down four, did not help Mets’ cause. He walked 2 on 3.2 IP and gave up the season’s best 6 earned run with 6 hits including 2 long balls.

It was later discovered that Gsellman broke his ribs during the match and sent him back to IL, ending the 2020 season with disappointment.

Gsellman’s 2020 statistics showed a clear decline in capacity. His K / 9 fell almost 3 points and BB / 9 rose 2 points. His HR / 9 increased from 0.99 in 2019 to 2.57 in 2020, and the number of batters hitting the average batting average against the ball against him rose to .367.

That said, his sample size was negligible and Mets misused him for the role of relief he was accustomed to entering the season, but nevertheless, 2020 was a disappointing tailspin for Gsellman. did.

2021 outlook

There are only two things that prevent me from hitting F during Gsellman’s season and calling it a day. His sample size was small and misused. Gsellman wasn’t discussing starting rotation options at the beginning of the season, and he was pushed into the role with little preparation, mostly after two consecutive seasons of relief efforts. If Gsellman can tackle his health and his role is defined as a rescuer, he can be seen returning to a slightly more effective middleman during the 2021 season.