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Familia Emerging as a Valuable Option in Mets Bullpen

In my recap Saturday, I didn’t do right by Jeurys Familia by simply stating that the big rightly tossed two perfect innings in the Mets 5-3 win over the Pirates. In a word, of better yet two words, Familia was “downright nasty.” Once regarded as one of the Mets’ top starting pitching prospects, Familia has adapted well in his new role in the bullpen, and with each new appearance...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 30, 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

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

Familia Activated From Disabled List

The Mets announced that RHP Jeurys Familia will rejoin the team in time for their doubleheader today against the Marlins. After undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs in his elbow last June, Familia has worked hard to get himself back to the big-league team. Going forward, Familia has put himself in line for a significant role in our 2014 bullpen. During his string of rehab games...
Via New York Mets Report
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

HYPE files: Jeurys Familia

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...
Via Mets360.com
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeurys Familia may prove to be a second-half star

Readers of my Met’s Minors column may have grown accustomed to me ignoring players who might be struggling in a given week.  For this reason you have heard a lot about: Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores, Zack Wheeler, Travis Taijeron and Aderlin Rodriguez, but less about others.  Well I tend to go by the doctrine of, “If I don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything...
Via Mets360.com
July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 10 Mets Prospects of 2012: #3 Jeurys Familia

3. Jeurys Familia, Pitcher, Bats: R, Throws: R, Age: 22, ETA: 2012 It is only a matter of time before Jeurys Familia finds a home on the Mets 25-man roster. The 22-year old right-handed starter is arguably the hardest thrower the Mets have stashed in the farm system.  His fastball has been clocked in as fast as 97 mph. Now that the team has inked Jon Niese to a five-year deal,...
Via The Daily Stache
April 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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