Originally posted on Around Citi  |  Last updated 6/1/13
When Dillon Gee cracked the New York Mets’ major league roster in September 20110, there weren’t many who saw him as a permanent fixture in a starting rotation. Scouts yelled that he had the potential to be a number five starter on a mediocre team, but for a team that wished to contend he’d be best served as a long reliever or spot starter. Gee proved many scouts wrong over the course of his first two full major league seasons, pitching to a 4.65 FIP in 2011 before improving that measure to 3.71 in 2012. He was able to cut his walks and increase his strikeouts all while taking control of his repertoire and looking like a strong number three or four starter on any team. Unfortunately for Gee, a career-threatening blood clot cost him the final half of his 2012 season and up until Thursday when threatened with losing his spot in the starting rotation, he was unable to perform. Thursday earned him a longer stay in the rotation as he struck out a career-high 12 batters while allowing onl...
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