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Big Pelf: The Ace That Never Developed

Earlier this week the 34-year-old Mike Pelfrey retired from Major League Baseball and is now a coach Newman University. Pelfrey spent the peak of his career as a mainstay in the New York Mets rotation, after being quickly summoned to the big leagues at age 22. From 2008-2011, Pelfrey would offer around 200 innings in each of those four seasons. While two of those seasons were quite...
10 days ago

Former Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey announces retirement

The former Mets pitcher is taking a coaching position Former Mets starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey has announced his retirement. Pelfrey is taking a coaching position at Newman University, where his big league expertise will surely prove useful for up-and-coming hurlers looking to prove their stuff. Pelfrey will most likely be remembered for his time with the Mets. His past five seasons...
Via Amazin' Avenue
11 days ago

Pelfrey will call it a career, coach at Newman U.

Veteran right-hander Mike Pelfrey has decided to retire from professional baseball to become a coach at Newman University, according to a report by SB Nation on Wednesday.
12 days ago

Former Twins pitcher Pelfrey will call it a career

Veteran right-hander Mike Pelfrey has decided to retire from professional baseball to become a coach at Newman University, according to a report by SB Nation on Wednesday.
12 days ago

Former Tigers pitcher Mike Pelfrey has retired

The righty will move on to life as a college baseball coach. Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Mike Pelfrey has retired from Major League Baseball. Pelfrey made a long career out of being an unremarkable pitcher. Over his 12 seasons in the major leagues, he had a career ERA of 4.68, a 4.46 FIP, and a 1.51 WHIP. Nothing in those numbers is particularly abysmal, nor are they the type of...
Via Bless You Boys
12 days ago

Retirement notes: Mike Pelfrey, Chris Capuano hang it up

Right-hander Mike Pelfrey appears to be moving on from his days on the mound, as Wayne Cavadi of reported recently (thanks to alert reader Alex Hudson for the tip). Pelfrey, who played at Wichita State University and is finishing up his degree there, has agreed to join the baseball coaching staff of another local school, Newman University. After a dozen years in the majors...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Pelfrey on His Post-Surgery Lack of Command

Chicago White Sox right-hander Mike Pelfrey is a survivor of Tommy John surgery, but only in the technical sense of having returned to a major-league mound after having undergone the procedure. Prior to going under the knife, the 6-foot-7 right-hander was a solid, midrotation starter for the New York Mets. Since surgery, however, he’s been a shell of his old self. Pitching for the...
Via Fangraphs
August 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Tigers RHP Mike Pelfrey activated off DL, moved to bullpen

CHICAGO (AP) Detroit Tigers right-hander Mike Pelfrey has been activated off the disabled list and moved to the bullpen. Pelfrey had been sidelined since July 31 with a lower back strain. He said Monday he is ''fine'' with the decision because ''everybody in the rotation is throwing well.'' The 32-year-old Pelfrey is 4-9 with a 4.76 ERA in 21 starts this season. He has appeared...
Via Associated Press
September 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Pelfrey takes the mound against the Marlins

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers will be facing a much better and more confident Miami Marlins team Tuesday than the one they beat twice to open the 2016 season. And while Miami is on an uptick, Detroit is just ticked after getting swept for the third time this season by the Cleveland Indians this past weekend. The Tigers have stiffened their bullpen in the last week but their rotation...
Via Associated Press
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Mike Pelfrey gave umpire a fist bump after play at first

Mike Mulholland | Mike Pelfrey made a big pitch that got himself out of a jam Sunday and apparently thought first base umpire Mike DiMuro was congratulating him with a fist bump. Of course, DiMuro wasn’t.  Pelfrey’s juices were just flowing.  Hopefully this gets DiMuro and his buddies to expand the strike zone for Pelfrey so he can get his 5.68 ERA down near respectability...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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