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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

Mets Injury Update: Jeurys Familia underwent surgery for bilateral sports hernias

New York Mets reliever Jeurys Familia had surgery Friday to repair a bilateral sports hernia reports Mike Vorkunov of The Star Ledger and NJ.com. Familia will need a few weeks to recover, but he should report to Spring Training on time in February.Jeurys Familia underwent surgery for bilateral sports hernias Friday in Philly— Mike Vorkunov (@Mike_Vorkunov) October 25, 2014 ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Emergence of Jeurys Familia

In his first full season in the big leagues, Jeurys Familia has been outstanding to say the least. The 24 year old has established himself as a key component to the success of the Mets bullpen this season and is being thrown into the conversation of being the closer of the future for the Amazin’s. In 61 games so far in 2014, Familia has pitched to a 1.93 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and .208...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mets’ “bullpen of the future” is here

Last night in Pittsburgh a beautiful thing happened. Jon Niese, though a bit erratic at times, pitched effectively through six innings and handed a lead to a Mets bullpen that sealed the win. A win is always great, but what made this one special was how it was closed out and what it portends. The fashion in which the back end of the bullpen shut down the Pirates offense should get...
Via Mets360.com
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Terry Collins ‘very close’ to naming Jeurys Familia Mets closer

After a dramatic 11th inning victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, Terry Collins told reporters that he was close to making Jeurys Familia the closer. Familia would already be the fourth different option used by the Mets after Bobby Parnell, Jose Valverde and Kyle Farnsworth. “Three days in a row, pounding the strike zone, throwing his breaking ball for strikes, the...
Via Mets360.com
May 12, 2014  |  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...
Via Mets360.com
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

Is Jeurys Familia Still In The Mets Pitching Plans?

  Jonathan asks… What is the deal with Jeurys Familia? He seems to have fallen through the cracks which is odd being he was one of our top pitching prospects two years ago. Is he still in the Mets’ plans? Joe D. replies…. That’s an interesting question. While Familia may have lost some of his luster he is still highly regarded by the Mets. 2013 was a lost year for the...
Via MetsMinor.net
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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