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Jeurys Familia | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jeurys Familia worked around a leadoff walk to convert his sixth save as the Mets defeated the Marlins on Sunday.
With a one-run lead, Familia walked Reid Brignac to start the ninth inning. Brignac was promptly moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Dee Gordon, but Familia got back-to-back ground outs to third base to end the game. Despite the win, it was a terrible afternoon for the Mets. Nevertheless, Familia moved to 6-for-6 in save chances since taking over for the injured and suspended Jenrry Mejia. Apr 19 - 4:11 PM

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Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Jeurys Familia will continue to serve as the team's closer even after Bobby Parnell (elbow) and Vic Black (shoulder) return.

It's no surprise given how well he's pitched (2.70 ERA, 9/1 K/BB ratio over 6 2/3 innings, 5-for-5 in save chances) and the fact that Parnell's velocity has been down during his rehab assignment. Parnell could be another couple weeks away from being activated and Familia is talented enough to run away with the job.
Apr 19 - 10:25 AM

Jeurys Familia tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Marlins for his fifth save of the season.

Familia struck out two in the inning and worked around a two-out single to lock down the win. Pushed into the closer role after Jenrry Mejia's elbow injury and PED suspension, the 25-year-old appears poised to run away with the opportunity. He's currently tied with Atlanta's Jason Grilli for the major league lead in saves.
Apr 17 - 10:29 PM

Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect ninth for a save against the Marlins on Thursday.

Familia got Wednesday off after pitching three straight days, but he was right back in the saddle tonight. One wonders if the Mets will risk using him for the fifth time in six days if they generate another save chance tomorrow. They could turn to Jerry Blevins or Carlos Torres instead, since they don't want to burn Familia out in April.
Apr 16 - 10:33 PM

Jeurys Familia will be unavailable Wednesday.

Familia has pitched three days straight, so he's getting the night off Wednesday against the Phillies. Carlos Torres and Jerry Blevins are the most likely fill-in options if a save opportunity arises.
Apr 15 - 4:09 PM

Jeurys Familia allowed a solo home run but was still able to record his third save of the season in Tuesday's win versus the Phillies.

After Familia got the first out of the inning, Jeff Francoeur crushed a home run to left field to bring the Phillies to within one run. Familia, however, recovered with consecutive strikeouts of Odubel Herrera and Freddy Galvis to wrap up his third save. Despite the small hiccup, Familia should be reliable in the closer's role while Jenrry Mejia serves his 80-game suspension and Bobby Parnell continues to rehab.
Apr 14 - 10:44 PM

Jeurys Familia pitched a hitless ninth for his second save Monday versus the Phillies.

Familia walked one and threw just six of his 15 pitches for strikes, but that was good enough today. He's 2-for-2 closing out games since Jenrry Mejia went down, and he should be available to close tomorrow.
Apr 13 - 4:26 PM

Jeurys Familia retired the side in order in the ninth inning, earning his first save of the season as the Mets topped the Braves on Sunday.

Familia got A.J. Pierzynski to ground out, Jonny Gomes to strike out, and Phil Gosselin to fly out to preserve the Mets' one-run lead. Familia should get plenty of save opportunities since the injured Jenrry Mejia (elbow) was suspended 80 games after testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing drug. Familia finished with a 2.21 ERA and a 73/32 K/BB ratio in 77 1/3 innings last season and should be able to handle closing duties well.
Apr 12 - 4:16 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed Wednesday that Jeurys Familia will act as the team's primary closer while Jenrry Mejia (elbow) is sidelined.

Mejia was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with posterior inflammation in his right elbow. Familia has nasty raw stuff and posted an exceptional 2.21 ERA with 73 strikeouts across 77 1/3 innings last season for New York. He needs to be owned in all standard fantasy leagues while Mejia is on the shelf.
Apr 8 - 4:06 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that Jeurys Familia would move into the closer role if Jenrry Mejia (elbow) has to miss time.

Mejia was unable to pitch in Monday's game after feeling tightness in his pitching elbow while warming up. He'll undergo tests to determine the extent of the damage, but obviously this has the potential to be a long-term ailment. Go pick up Familia in your fantasy league if he's available.
Apr 6 - 7:04 PM

Jeurys Familia underwent successful surgery on Friday to repair bilateral sports hernias.

It's the same issue that bullpen mate Jenrry Mejia had surgically repaired earlier this month. The 25-year-old right-hander was one of the top relievers in the Mets bullpen in 2014, posting a 2.21 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 73/32 K/BB ratio over 77 1/3 innings. He's expected to be fully healthy and ready to go for spring training.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 03:05:00 PM

Jeurys Familia earned his fifth save of the season Tuesday in the Mets' defeat of the Rockies.

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia opened the ninth inning, but he allowed two singles and a walk while recording only one out so Mets manager Terry Collins decided to play a matchups game the rest of the way. Josh Edgin entered to retire Corey Dickerson and then Familia came on to get Wilin Rosario. Mejia avoided the blown save, so his job is probably safe.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 10:00:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Tuesday that the club would like to ease Jeurys Familia's workload.

Familia is tied for seventh in the majors with 62 appearances and has thrown 65.1 innings in what is his first year as a full-time reliever. The righty has a 2.38 ERA in August, so he doesn't appear to be tiring, but the Mets could be proactive. "It’s going to be hard," Collins added. "We sit here every day trying to get our fan base back and get them excited and the only way to do that is to win baseball games. That’s what they want to see. When this guy is a big part of that, it’s pretty hard to say you’re not going to use him. Now, we’ve got to be careful because the big picture is that he’s going to be a pretty dynamic guy here in the future, so we have to balance that with picking the right spots and the right days off."
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 10:20:00 AM

Jeurys Familia notched a five-out save in Wednesday's win over the Athletics.

Familia entered the game with the bases-loaded and one out in the bottom of the eighth inning and quickly walked in a run. However, he bounced back by retiring the next two batters he faced. He then worked around a two-out double from Stephen Vogt in the ninth to finish off his fourth save of the season. Jenrry Mejia was unavailable Wednesday due to a back issue and has already revealed that he needs surgery for a sports hernia after the season, so Familia is worth picking up in any leagues where he's still available.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 07:15:00 PM

Jeurys Familia tallied his third save of the season Monday in the Mets' defeat of the Phillies.

Familia was called on with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning and converted the four-out save, but not without a little drama in the ninth. Cody Asche drew a two-out walk and then Chase Utley launched a ball to right field that was originally called a homer. After a review, it was changed to a ground-rule double and Familia got Ben Revere to fly out to end the threat. Familia is worth owning in most mixed fantasy leagues for the stretch run with Jenrry Mejia suffering from a hernia.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 04:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Danny Muno
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Dillon Gee
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Alex Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Bobby Parnell
12Josh Edgin