Mets finalize Frazier deadline trade

Mets have named their player to be named later in the Todd Frazier trade from the 2020 season. The Mets traded RHP Ryder Ryan to the Rangers for Frazier. Ryan is the second right handed relief pitcher that the Mets have send to the Rangers. Earlier they traded Steven Villines to the Rangers to finalize the Ariel Jurado trade.

Ryan was part of the Jay Bruce trade to the Indians in 2017. That leaves Drew Smith as the only arm left in all those trades the Mets made.

Since joining the Mets organization, Ryan has been a solid reliever. His last season was in 2019 with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Over 44.1 innings, Ryan pitched to a 3.05 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. His strikeouts per nine went down to 8.1 per nine (10 in 2018) and his walk rate went up (4.7 in 2019).

Still, Ryan is a guy to root for, as he was a 30 round pick. He started as an every day player, moving to the pen. Good luck in Texas, Ryder!

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