Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/9/12
Aaron W. asks…Who is the better starter between Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia? Is one better than the other? Are they starters or relievers in your opihion?Sean replies...The Jeurys Familia/Jenrry Mejia question will loom large in 2013, and honestly – there aren’t many accurate answers. Familia had a mixed season, and despite his ERA his control did in fact improve as the season went on, going down from 22 walks in 21.2 April innings, to 12 walks in 33.2 innings in August. The stuff is there, and a key fact to remember is Familia didn’t begin pitching until he was 16, as where prospects like Jon Niese had been drafted with years of experience – at 18.Jenrry Mejia has been bounced around and had his progress butchered by consistently moving from the rotation to the bullpen. His 2011 season was cut short by TJ surgery, and as with most TJ survivors, the control is the last thing to return. Mejia’s control in the minors wasn’t horrible – but the strikeouts vanished. Mejia has a special fastball
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jaguars Pro Bowler not buying Tom Brady's hand injury

LeBron doesn't trust Cavs organization after Kyrie trade?

Kiper has Browns drafting Josh Allen No. 1 overall in first mock draft

Russians dodge doping tests ahead of Olympics

Teammate will honor Tyler Hilinski at Senior Bowl

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Joel Embiid fans bombard Rihanna after his All-Star nod

Pitch clock likely for 2018 despite ongoing disagreement between MLB, MLBPA

Eli Manning met with new Giants GM to discuss future with team

Baker Mayfield wants to be drafted by Miami Dolphins

Philadelphia PD has ominous warning should Eagles win

CC Sabathia loving Yanks’ return to being ‘hated’ Evil Empire

The 'Baby I'm a (All-)Star' quiz

Devin Booker is expanding his game beyond getting buckets

NFL Championship Weekend Predictions: History will be made in the NFC

Johnny Gaudreau, Flames hope layoff won't cool them down

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: The Saints miss an important long-distance call

Ranking baseball's GMs entering the 2018 season

Greatest NFL Conference Championship moments ever

Case Keenum deserves better than the also-ran description

Best performances in the history of NFL Conference Championship games

The 'Fumble and The Miss' quiz

The 'All Jolly Rogers at half-mast' quiz

Best players to debut on the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Mets 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 Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

The 'Baby I'm a (All-)Star' quiz

Devin Booker is expanding his game beyond getting buckets

Ranking baseball's GMs entering the 2018 season

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: The Saints miss an important long-distance call

Johnny Gaudreau, Flames hope layoff won't cool them down

The 'Fumble and The Miss' quiz

NFL Championship Weekend Predictions: History will be made in the NFC

Greatest NFL Conference Championship moments ever

The 'All Jolly Rogers at half-mast' quiz

Best players to debut on the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker