Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young Jr) as our Mets 101 Player Review Series returns for its third year. In each review we will take a look at the player's 2013 performance and what role, if any, they can expect to have with the Mets in 2014. We continue our series today with a look at relief pitcher Robert Carson.
2013 Stats: 14 Games, 19.2 IP, 8.24 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 8 K's, 7 BB's, 9 Home Runs Allowed
2013 Story: After getting beat out by Scott Rice for a spot in the Mets' bullpen, Robert Carson started the season with Triple-A Las Vegas. Carson was added to the major league roster in late April after Josh Edgin struggled out of the gate, but Carson was terrible once he was called up. Carson's main problem was with the long ball, as Carson gave up home runs at an alarming rate. Carson was demoted to Las Vegas after the Mets' second consecutive weekend sweep against the Marlins in June having given up eight home runs in 18 innings pitched. Carson would remain with the 51's until late August, when he was recalled with the Mets needing a bullpen arm. Carson made one appearance against the Phillies, and promptly served up another home run for good measure. Carson was then sent back to Las Vegas and was not called up in September once the rosters expanded.
2013 Grade: F. Carson was simply atrocious for the Mets. Carson was supposed to be a lefty specialist, but lefties hit .265 with three home runs against him in 34 at bats. Carson also gave up way too many home runs and was scored upon in 10 of his 14 appearances on the season. Carson was probably the Mets' worst reliever on the year.
Contract Status: Pre-Arbitration Eligible
Odds of Returning: 5%
2014 Role: Left Handed Specialist (Likely in the Minors)
Carson's bad 2013 derailed a promising start to his major league career in 2012. Carson was also not called up again in September once the rosters expanded, with the Mets bypassing him for the likes of Tim Byrdak and Sean Henn. That shows how far Carson's stock has fallen with the Mets, who are facing a 40 man roster crunch this winter. Carson's spot on the roster is very tenuous and he is likely to be designated for assignment, and it remains to be seen if he will remain in the Mets' system beyond this winter.
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