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Jenrry Mejia | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jenrry Mejia tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Phillies for his 20th save of the season.
Mejia struck out three in the inning and worked around a one-out error from Dilson Herrera. The 24-year-old has been dealing with physical ailments and recently hit a bit of a rough patch, but he has delivered three straight scoreless appearances. It looks like he's back on track. Aug 29 - 9:51 PM

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Jenrry Mejia finished off the Braves on Tuesday, throwing a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 19th save.

In his first save opportunity in almost two weeks, Mejia converted his 19th save in 22 chances. It wasn't entirely clean -- Justin Upton led off the inning with a single before being erased on a double play -- but he finished it off in style, striking out Evan Gattis to end the game. He's still a shaky proposition every time out, but as long as he's earning saves for the Mets he needs to be owned in fantasy leagues.
Aug 26 - 9:47 PM

Jenrry Mejia threw a perfect inning in his return to action Saturday.

Mejia has been nursing a back injury of late and has also dealt with hernia and calf issues. However, there are no plans right now to place him on the DL, so he'll just tough it out. Jeurys Familia should be rostered just in case, though.
Aug 24 - 4:41 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Jenrry Mejia was unavailable Wednesday with a back issue.

Mejia has been hobbled by a hernia recently, but Collins made sure to differentiate. The 24-year-old is still the Mets' closer, but he's been rendered less effective by the various ailments in recent weeks. He'll still get the occasional save, but it won't come without some headaches for fantasy owners going forward.
Aug 20 - 7:38 PM

Jenrry Mejia converted his 20th save of the season on Friday after tossing a perfect ninth inning against the Cubs.

Mejia struck out one batter and needed 20 pitches to get through the inning. He has now appeared in back-to-back games despite dealing with a sports hernia and calf and back issues, so it's possible that Mets manager Terry Collins will try to rest him on Saturday.
Aug 15 - 11:06 PM

Jenrry Mejia is currently dealing with a hernia but wants to pitch through it and finish the season before undergoing surgery to repair it.

While it's admirable that he is so adamant about continuing to pitch, at some point it may be in the Mets best interest to shut him down and avoid further injury, and to give him ample time to recover before spring training. Mejia owners should consider adding Jeurys Familia as insurance.
Aug 10 - 9:15 PM

Jenrry Mejia (calf) is unavailable on Saturday night.

Mejia has been dealing with some calf tightness and is coming off consecutive 20-plus pitch appearances, so the Mets will rest him. Jeurys Familia will presumably fill in at closer if necessary Saturday versus the Phillies.
Aug 9 - 4:08 PM

Jenrry Mejia (calf) notched his 17th save of the season in Friday's 5-4 win over the Phillies.

It wasn't easy, as Mejia came in with two on and two out to begin the bottom of the ninth before giving up a single to Marlon Byrd and a two-run double to Grady Sizemore. However, he managed to retire the next three batters he faced to lock down the victory for New York. Mejia dealt with a back issue earlier this week and had some discomfort with his calf on Thursday, but it looks like he's going to be OK.
Aug 8 - 10:27 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Jenrry Mejia (calf) is available to pitch Friday.

Mejia dealt with a calf issue in his last appearance, but he's ready to roll now. He's also had a back issue recently, so his fantasy owners might be wise to roster Jeurys Familia just in case.
Aug 8 - 4:09 PM

Jenrry Mejia is currently dealing with a calf issue.

Mejia could be seen pointing toward his lower leg while talking to Mets manager Terry Collins after he pitched a scoreless 12th inning on Thursday and now we have some clarification. It's not believed to be serious, but we should know more about his status on Friday. It might not be a bad idea to stash Jeurys Familia if he's out there in your league.
Aug 7 - 5:26 PM

Jenrry Mejia's lower back tightened up on him Monday when he slipped on his landing spot at Citi Field.

It's not the first time he's dealt with some back stiffness this season, but Mejia insists that he's fine. "I feel a little tightness, but nothing bad," Mejia said. "Of course I can pitch, whenever they need me." The injury-prone righty has managed to stay healthy this season even as he moved from the rotation to the bullpen. However, those that own him might be wise to roster Jeurys Familia, as well.
Aug 6 - 9:47 AM

Jenrry Mejia gave up a go-ahead run in the ninth inning Monday as the Mets fell to the Giants.

Mejia entered the game in the top of the ninth inning with the score tied and couldn't hold the line, yielding a two-out single to Gregor Blanco, a walk to Buster Posey, and then an RBI ground-rule double to Pablo Sandoval. It was the first run Mejia had allowed since July 7. His closer job is safe.
Aug 4 - 4:11 PM

Jenrry Mejia picked up his sixteenth save of the season on Saturday.

He allowed two hits in the ninth inning, but was able to scurry out of trouble. Mejia has blown just one save since June 7th, standing at 16-for-18 in saves/chances overall. He holds a 3.58 ERA.
Aug 3 - 12:11 AM

Jenrry Mejia worked around two hits to close out the Brewers on Sunday for his 15th save of the season.

Mejia made things interesting, as Jean Segura's single put two runners on with two outs, but he got Lyle Overbay to ground out to end it. It hasn't always been pretty, but Mejia has now converted 15 of 17 save opportunities and has blown just one save since June 7. He's locked in as the Mets closer, and he's a mixed league asset as such.
Jul 27 - 6:25 PM

Jenrry Mejia tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Brewers on Friday for his 14th save of the season.

Mejia put himself in some early trouble with a leadoff walk to Jonathan Lucroy, but he secured the victory by striking out the next three batters he faced. The 24-year-old owns a 2.03 ERA and 33/13 K/BB ratio in 31 innings since moving to the bullpen. He's 14-for-16 in save chances.
Jul 26 - 12:07 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Bobby Parnell