Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 8/10/12
Why the hype? Jeurys Familia, SP: Before the season started, Familia was considered one of the top three prospects in the Mets minor league systems. Coming into the season, some people ranked him higher than Matt Harvey and/or Zack Wheeler. As the season comes to an end, he has become a polarizing prospect. With a 96 MPH fastball and a biting slider, no one can argue his stuff is not top notch, but stuff is not as important as results. Those who ranked Familia higher than Harvey and Wheeler probably want a redo because one has to wonder if he is even a Top 5 prospect. Like the expression goes, hindsight is 20/20. Those who ranked Familia as high as they did had reason to. He is only 22 years old and he had a lot of success last year in A and AA ball last year. Between both levels last year, Familia had a 2.90 ERA with 132 Ks and 43 BBs. Many saw him on the same level as Harvey as well because like Harvey all he had to work on in AAA was his command and changeup. Unfortunately ...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Philip Rivers used silent count at home on Monday night

SEC commissioner responds to Arkansas coach’s flop during Saturday’s loss

Report: 49ers put Vernon Davis on the trade block

Wall to pay assistant coach $100 for every three-turnover game

Green fires back at critics, compares them to ‘bitter females’

The Islanders are wasting a roster spot on Eric Boulton


Ben Foster: PEDs I took to play Lance Armstrong 'definitely damaged' my body

Falcons ‘anticipate’ Julio Jones plays Thursday against Saints

Mets fan critically injured after fight with Dodgers fans

Belichick to Patriots: We’ll ‘win a lot of games’ playing like that

Report: Taylor could be out several weeks with MCL sprain

Richard Jefferson: Cavs 'are a little pissed off' after Finals

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five most overrated teams in the Week 7 Coaches’ Poll

Can any of the NFL's remaining undefeated teams go 16-0?

QUIZ: Every team Steve Spurrier played for, coached

What's changed, what hasn't: NBA's Southwest Division

DeAndre Hopkins on pace to shatter single-season target record

(Mis)handling David Price

Five fantasy things we learned from every NFL Week 5 game

Steve Spurrier: An American original

How the Royals cheated death

Citi Field gave Chase Utley chilly reception

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker