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Juan Lagares’ velocity, Jeurys Familia’s LHB success, bases loaded magic

There are a lot of new stats available to the public now. One of these is batted ball velocity, which allows us to quantify which players hit the ball the hardest. Nelson Cruz has the hardest-hit ball this year, with a speed of 119 mph, followed closely by Mike Trout (118) and Carlos Gonzalez and Mike Trumbo (117). In a bit of a surprise to me, the hardest-hit ball by a Met...
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The New York Mets Have the Best Record in Baseball: Can they Maintain It?

New York Mets hitting coach Kevin Long, left, congratulates New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) after Familia earned his seventh save in the Mets 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves in a baseball game in New York, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Don’t look now but the New York Mets have the best record in Major League Baseball. While it’s only...
Via The Sports Journal
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Baseball Profcast: Friday On The Farm

In Episode 181, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and George Bissell (@GeorgeBissell) are finally back together again for some Friday on the Farm action. Topics include: The Mets incredible start to the season and the success of Jeurys Familia All the young call-ups in Chicago Whether or not to worry about Yasmani Grandal’s bad start. Should you drop Drew Hutchison? Friday...
Via Baseball Professor
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Reacting to Familia saving over Parnell

Earlier this week, New York Mets manager Terry Collins announced that Jeurys Familia will continue to hold the closer’s role for the first few weeks of Bobby Parnell’s return from TJ Surgery. This means that Familia will be holding the closer’s job well into the beginning of the season, and may hold onto it for a long while after that. Both of these two have had success...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Unconcerned About Alex Torres, Jeurys Familia

In his New York Mets debut, lefty reliever Alex Torres was unimpressive. Torres walked two batters, and he only recorded one out. Both runners Torres allowed on base eventually scored after he was pulled by manager Terry Collins. After the game, Collins said that he believes that rust was a factor in Torres’ poor performance (Mike Puma). “When we got him in the deal, he hadn’t...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeurys Familia needs to rely on control, deception

The New York Mets’ bullpen will play host to a myriad of superb closer candidates this spring – perhaps none more so than Jeurys Familia. Familia, 25, has the opportunity to step into a closing role this spring while incumbent Bobby Parnell works his way back from Tommy John surgery. The dynamic pitcher’s emergence in 2014 can be attributed to a devastating mix of a 96.2 mph...
Via Around Citi
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Familia Quickly Closing In On Closer Role

It seems like eons since the Mets were back in Spring Training given all the ups and downs we’ve endured during the first two months of the regular season. One of the players I was very excited about for the upcoming 2014 season, was starter-turned-reliever, Jeurys Familia. The hard-throwing 24-year old came into camp fresh off a dominating performance in Winter Ball that had more...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeurys Familia faces uphill battle for Opening Day roster spot

The good news is that Jeurys Familia has not pitched in the first three exhibition games of the year and is therefore not among the nine pitchers in camp with an ERA of 9.00 or above. The bad news is, well, just about everything else. Familia has gone from hot-shot pitching prospect to potential future closer to staring at another season in the minors and being bypassed by others...
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Familia Can Become A Powerful Weapon In Mets Bullpen

We’ve waxed poetic on MMO about how we believe Jeurys Familia can develop into a powerful weapon in the Mets bullpen beginning as soon as this season.The hard-throwing righty has just completed a dominating performance in Winter Ball that had more than one scout raving about his 100+ MPH fastball.Today, Bernie Pleskoff of MLB Pipeline, provides some validation.If he can control...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouts Are Raving About Jeurys Familia

Jeurys Familia hasn’t thrown a lot this winter, but when he has, he’s been lights out, missing a ton of bats and flashing the mid-to-upper-90s velocity that has scouts raving, writes Baseball Prospectus. You can’t put a lot of stock in winter league performances, but you can put a ton of stock in young pitchers returning from injury and regaining velocity and missing bats...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

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