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Jeurys Familia | Relief Pitcher | #27

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / NYM
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Jeurys Familia gave up four runs in a non-save situation Friday against the Dodgers.
Asked to hold a 5-1 lead, Familia gave up back-to-back singles to begin the ninth inning before striking out Joc Pederson swinging. Yasiel Puig followed with a single before Familia walked Yasmani Grandal to force in a run. He got the second out by striking out pinch-hitter Trayce Thompson swinging, but Chase Utley followed with a double to the right-center field gap to clear the bases and tie the ballgame. Familia struck out Corey Seager to get out of the frame and actually ended up the winning pitcher after Curtis Granderson led off the bottom of the ninth with a home run. The ugly outing increased his ERA from 2.01 to 3.47 on the year. May 27 - 10:51 PM

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Jeurys Familia picked up his 16th save of the season Wednesday afternoon against the Nationals.

Familia worked around a pair of singles to preserve the Mets' two-run lead. The 26-year-old closer has a 2.01 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 18/4 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings this season. He struck out one on Wednesday.
May 25 - 4:05 PM

Jeurys Familia tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Brewers on Friday for his 14th save of the season.

Familia notched one strikeout and needed just seven pitches to get through the frame. The 26-year-old was a bit shaky early on, but he has a shiny 9/0 K/BB ratio in 10 1/3 innings over his last 11 appearances.
May 20 - 9:58 PM

Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Nationals on Tuesday to earn his 13th save.

Familia drew the top of the Nats' order in a two-run game, retiring Ben Revere, Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper to end the game. Familia now has a 2.45 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 15/4 K/BB ratio over 18 1/3 innings. He's also an impressive 13-for-13 in save chances this year.
May 17 - 9:50 PM

Jeurys Familia picked up save No. 7 with a perfect ninth inning in Tuesday's comeback win over the Reds.

Familia didn't make the Mets sweat at all in protecting a one-run lead, getting a couple groundouts and a strikeout. The closer has an unsightly 1.55 WHIP in the early going, but he holds a 2.45 ERA and has converted all seven of his save chances.
Apr 26 - 10:39 PM

Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect ninth inning Monday against the Reds for his sixth save of the season.

Familia notched one strikeout and needed 17 pitches to get through the frame. It was his first one-two-three inning since his season debut on April 5. Familia has been a bit off in the early going, allowing 13 hits and four walks through 10 innings, but he owns a 2.70 ERA and six saves.
Apr 25 - 10:57 PM

Jeurys Familia pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his fourth save of the year in a 6-3 victory over the hapless Braves.

Familia tried to make things hard on himself, issuing a one-out walk to Daniel Castro, but he snuffed out the danger when he struck out Freddie Freeman and got Adonis Garcia to ground out for the final two outs. The right-hander has a 2.25 ERA in eight innings. That's a bit misleading, though, as he's allowed 10 hits and four walks in those same eight innings, which is far more traffic on the base paths than a closer wants to have. His velocity is also down a couple ticks, so pay attention and keep an eye on Jim Henderson, in case Familia hits a rough patch and finds his job in jeopardy.
Apr 23 - 12:47 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Jeurys Familia is unavailable on Saturday, having pitched four of the last five days.

Should a save situation arise on Saturday, Jim Henderson would get the ball for the Mets.
Apr 16 - 1:16 PM

Jeurys Familia escaped a jam for his third save of the season Friday against the Indians.

Mets manager Terry Collins would have preferred staying away from using him, but Addison Reed gave up a two-run homer to Carlos Santana with two outs in the ninth to bring the Indians within two runs. Familia gave up a single to Yan Gomes and threw a wild pitch before Marlon Byrd delivered an RBI single to cut the lead to one run. Juan Uribe then drew a walk to bring the tying run to second base, but Familia finally put the game to bed by getting Jose Ramirez to fly out to left. The 26-year-old owns a 1.50 ERA over his first six appearances this season, but he has allowed eight hits and three walks over six innings.
Apr 16 - 12:00 AM

Jeurys Familia is dealing with an illness, but is OK to pitch Monday.

The Mets would probably prefer to win handily and stay away from using him, but he'll be available if a save opportunity arises. Either way, he should be back to normal in the next day or so.
Apr 11 - 4:06 PM

Jeurys Familia could be unavailable to pitch Sunday due to the flu.

Addison Reed could get a save chance if Familia is held out. The Mets' closer should be fine in a day or two.
Apr 10 - 10:44 AM

Jeurys Familia earned a save in his first appearance of the season Tuesday against the Royals.

Familia needed just 10 pitches to carve through the heart of the Royals' batting order. He struck out Lorenzo Cain on a nasty slider to open the bottom of the ninth and then got groundouts from Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales, preserving the Mets' 2-0 shutout. Familia carries top-tier fantasy closer potential this year on a very good New York team.
Apr 5 - 7:22 PM

Jeurys Familia had his second ugly outing of the spring Tuesday, giving up five runs -- three earned -- in two-thirds of an inning against the Nationals.

Familia has been awfully good his other eight times out (no runs, 8/0 K/BB in eight IP), so it's not all that distressing that he's had two brutal outings. Still, it's not ideal that both of those bad ones have come in the last week with Opening Day now staring down the Mets. He retired just one of seven Cardinals he faced last Friday. Today, he allowed two hits, walked two and committed an error.
Mar 30 - 3:51 PM

Jeurys Familia retired just one of the seven batters he faced and allowed three runs in blowing a save Friday against the Cardinals.

Familia had a perfect ERA and an 8/0 K/BB ratio in seven innings this spring, so we won't hold one bad day against him. He's a top-10 fantasy closer.
Mar 25 - 4:51 PM

Mets and RHP Jeurys Familia avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.1 million contract.

Familia wanted $4.8 million while the Mets offered $3.3 million so this is a pretty fair compromise. The 26-year-old flamethrower emerged as one of baseball's top closers last year with 43 saves out of 48 chances. He was especially dominant in the postseason, contributing a 0.61 ERA across 12 appearances. Familia is under team control through 2018.
Feb 3 - 7:04 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
3Ty Kelly
LF1Michael Conforto
2Alejandro De Aza
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Matt Harvey
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Bartolo Colon
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Logan Verrett
7Jim Henderson
8Jenrry Mejia