Former Mets top pitching prospect Matt Allan is about to go through his fourth straight season without pitching in a game.
The team announced Saturday that Allan, a third-round pick, underwent UCL revision surgery last month, an operation that takes nearly the same amount of time to come back from as an initial Tommy John surgery.
The news takes Allen out of the 2023 season, and he will likely miss some of 2024 as well.
Allan underwent Tommy John surgery in May of 2021, after the minor league campaign in 2020 was wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic, then had an ulnar nerve transposition nearly a year later, a procedure to repair a nerve issue that can arise after Tommy John. Jacob deGrom also had the procedure done during his career.
Now, another major setback for Allan, who hasn’t pitched since his debut season in the Mets organization back in 2019, when he threw just 10.1 innings. He will turn 22 this April, and while still young, the last three years have certainly put his pitching career heavily in doubt.
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