Mets release a slew of minor leaguers as offseason activity heats up

Though MLB’s free agency period hasn’t kicked off – that happens after the World Series – and a new manager has yet to be hired, the organization’s new president of baseball operations David Stearns is keeping his staff busy. On Sunday and Monday, the Mets made 25 moves, 24 of which were releases., who the Mets drafted in the fifth round of the 2018 MLB Draft. In 17 games in Low-A Brooklyn, he posted a 2.08 ERA, striking out 31 batters in 17 1/3 innings of work.

The following season, he catapulted through the Mets minor league system, dominating Single-A St. Lucie with a 2.53 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 10 2/3 innings before getting the call to Double-A Binghamton and then Triple-A Syracuse.

Things didn’t fare too well for Gilliam in Syracuse. In 10 games, he posted a 13.50 ERA, but still showed a decent strikeout rate (11.6). Unfortunately, he didn’t pitch in 2020 because of COVID. Upon returning in 2021, he battled injuries and never quite showed the potential he had shown previously.Mets legend says he almost quit baseball in his second yearLongtime coach who got start with Mets eyes a new manager jobThank you for relying on us to provide the journalism you can trust.

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