WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — David Peterson’s goal for this season is to contribute for the Mets at the major league level.
A first-round pick in the 2017 draft, the left-hander made a solid impression on team officials last year in spring training. His 2020 camp got off to a good start Monday, when he pitched two shutout innings as the starter in the Mets’ 2-1 exhibition victory over the Nationals.
“I thought Buffalo and I were on the same page and it felt good to get back out there and compete again,” Peterson said, referring to catcher Wilson Ramos.
Peterson, who pitched collegiately at Oregon, spent last season at Double-A Binghamton, where he went 3-6 with a 4.19 ERA in 24 starts. It’s expected he will begin this season at Triple-A Syracuse, providing the Mets with further rotation depth. The Mets already have six veteran starters for five spots in the rotation.
His goals for this spring?
“Learn as much as I can from the veterans, get my work in, build up for the season and try to help this team at the highest level at some point this year,” Peterson said.
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