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Jenrry Mejia | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mets manager Terry Collins said after Tuesday's game that Jenrry Mejia has "one hell of a blister."
Collins added that Mejia "tore it up completely" during Tuesday's start and that there is "concern" about the righty. That said, he also didn't rule out Mejia making his next start. The Mets are off Thursday, so the club could give Mejia an extra day of rest. Apr 16 - 12:48 AM

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Jenrry Mejia left Tuesday's start against the Diamondbacks after five scoreless innings due to a torn blister on his right middle finger.

Mejia was cruising along, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out three. He had thrown just 77 pitches, so he surely had at least another couple innings in him before the blister issue cropped up. Mejia seems likely to be OK for his next outing since the blister has already popped, but we'll have to see what the Mets say after the game.
Apr 15 - 11:47 PM

Jenrry Mejia allowed four runs in five innings and struck out seven in a no-decision against the Braves on Thursday.

Mejia managed to keep the Mets in the game despite some wildness (four walks) and two homers from Justin Upton. His stuff has been good, but it has been rather disappointing so see him walk nine in his first two starts. Last year, he had a 27/4 K/BB ratio in five starts for the Mets.
Apr 10 - 11:28 PM

Jenrry Mejia tossed six innings of one-run ball Friday in a win over the Reds.

Mejia struck out a career-high eight batters and really had his breaking stuff working, but he also walked five batters and gave up four hits, so he had to wiggle out of some jams. Still, it's easy to see why the Mets chose him over Daisuke Matsuzaka for the fifth starter job at the end of spring training. Health is the big question, but he could surprise in fantasy leagues.
Apr 4 - 10:55 PM

Jenrry Mejia will be the Mets' fifth starter.

He beat out Daisuke Matsuzaka for the job. Mejia was hit in the right arm with a comebacker on Friday night, but X-rays taken Saturday turned up negative. The 24-year-old right-hander posted a 2.30 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 27 1/3 major league innings last season. He's worth a look in some deeper mixed formats.
Mar 29 - 4:03 PM

X-rays came back negative on Jenrry Mejia's right forearm.

Mejia was hit in the right arm with a comebacker during his exhibition start on Friday night. It looks like he managed to avoid serious injury, but he's dealing with some inflammation in his forearm. He's being called day-to-day for now.
Mar 29 - 10:50 AM

Jenrry Mejia suffered a right forearm bruise after being hit by a line drive and will go for X-rays after Friday's game.

Mejia took a comeback liner in his right forearm, ending his night after four-plus innings. The X-rays are being called precautionary, so right now he seems to have dodged a bullet.
Mar 28 - 9:22 PM

Jenrry Mejia left Friday's start against the Blue Jays after being hit by a line drive in the right forearm.

Mejia was through four innings so it's uncertain how much longer he'd have gone anyway, but the pitch was his last regardless. The right-hander gave up four hits and a walk in his four innings of work, striking out three. It was his last start before the start of the season, and more should be known about his right forearm and his availability for next week after the game.
Mar 28 - 8:45 PM

Jenrry Mejia is currently dealing with a bunion on his right foot.

The issue forced him to leave his start on Sunday after five innings. Mejia says that his foot feels "good" now and doesn't expect it to be an issue in his start Friday, as he will wear something to relieve the discomfort, but Mets manager Terry Collins has voiced his concern about the situation. It's another factor to consider as Mejia battles it out with Daisuke Matsuzaka for the final spot in the rotation.
Mar 27 - 5:10 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson confirmed Tuesday that Jenrry Mejia will not pitch in relief if he doesn't make the major league rotation.

In other words, Mejia will almost certainly pitch as a starter in Triple-A if he doesn't make the rotation. This is likely the way they'll go, as Daisuke Matsuzaka is considered the favorite for the fifth spot.
Mar 25 - 9:45 AM

Jenrry Mejia exited after allowing one run and two hits in five innings and striking out six against the Nationals on Sunday.

Mejia is having problems with a bunion on his foot, and he got a visit from the trainer during the outing today. Nevertheless, the Mets have already said he'll start as planned Friday. Expectations are that he'll open the season in Triple-A, but maybe the Mets will surprise and pick him over Daisuke Matsuzaka for the last spot in their rotation. He's certainly the more interesting of the two for fantasy purposes.
Mar 23 - 5:34 PM

Newsday's Marc Carig was told by a Mets source that the club is unlikely to carry Jenrry Mejia on the roster as a reliever.

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reported earlier this week that the Mets were considering using Mejia in relief early on before eventually transitioning him into a starter role. Carig is hearing otherwise and says the No. 5 starter competition "remains wide open," with Mejia and Daisuke Matsuzaka battling it out. Fantasy owners are certainly rooting for Mejia to get the nod.
Source: Newsday
Mar 21 - 11:18 AM

According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Mets are considering starting Jenrry Mejia in the Opening Day bullpen, then transitioning him to the rotation midway through the season.

He had been competing with John Lannan and Daisuke Matsuzaka for the final spot in the Mets rotation, but the new plan would allow Mejia to help the team all season long, while also limiting his innings. He has a terrific arm, but shouldn't be relevant in mixed leagues until he joins the rotation.
Mar 16 - 9:48 PM

Jenrry Mejia allowed an unearned run over two innings and struck out three Wednesday against the Nationals.

Mejia's own error led to the unearned run. He's easily the most interesting of the Mets' fifth starter candidates from a fantasy perspective, but since he's not a candidate to throw 180-200 innings this year, he might be sent down initially.
Mar 5 - 4:39 PM

Jenrry Mejia is a candidate for the Mets' bullpen if he does not make the starting rotation.

Mejia is the favorite right now for the Mets' fifth starter spot, but if he doesn't win it he'll likely open the season in long relief or as a sort of swingman. The 24-year-old right-hander registered a promising 2.30 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 8.9 K/9 in five starts last summer for New York.
Feb 17 - 12:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2Josh Satin
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Chris Young
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Andrew Brown
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jenrry Mejia
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Valverde
2Kyle Farnsworth
3Scott Rice
4Gonzalez Germen
5Jeurys Familia
6Carlos Torres
7Daisuke Matsuzaka
8Bobby Parnell