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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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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

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Jeurys Familia requested $4.8 million and was offered $3.3 million by the Mets when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The $3.3 million matches the projection of MLBTradeRumors.com, so Familia might be better off settling here. The closer held a 1.85 ERA and saved 43 games for the Mets last season.
Jan 15 - 5:32 PM

Jeurys Familia became the first player in World Series history to blow three saves in the World Series as the Royals once again rallied in the ninth inning of Game 5 on Sunday.

Neither of the runs was charged to Familia, who took over with the tying run at second base and nobody out. He induced a pair of weak ground balls, the second of which Eric Hosmer daringly darted home safely past an errant throw from Lucas Duda. He then remained in the game to work a scoreless 10th inning. Despite the three blown saves in the series, Familia was still outstanding this postseason, compiling a 0.61 ERA and 0.48 WHIP over his 14 2/3 frames.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 12:35:00 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that closer Jeurys Familia would be available for two innings out of the bullpen if needed in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday.

If only Collins had taken that stance in Game 4, perhaps the Mets wouldn't be facing elimination on Sunday. The right-hander has been outstanding in the postseason, registering a 0.71 ERA, 0.55 WHIP and 7/2 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 05:41:00 PM

Jeurys Familia suffered a rare blown save at an inopportune time in Tuesday's World Series Game 1 loss to the Royals.

Familia came on to put out a two-out fire in the eighth inning and retired the first batter of the ninth, but he then left a ball up to Alex Gordon and Gordon crushed it over the center-field wall. It was the first run the dominant closer has allowed this postseason and just the third time over his last 39 appearances that he's been scored upon.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 01:41:00 AM

Jeurys Familia nailed down his third save of the postseason with a perfect ninth inning in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.

Scoring three runs off Familia is a nearly-impossible task at this point, and the Cubs went quietly with a couple groundouts and a strikeout. In 8 2/3 innings this postseason, Familia has permitted three baserunners and no runs.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 11:37:00 PM

Jeurys Familia picked up his second save in as many days, working a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a three-run lead against the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday night.

The hard-throwing right-hander recorded the final four outs on Saturday night, and dispatched of the Cubs without any difficulty again on Sunday. He has now thrown 7 2/3 scoreless innings this postseason while recording four saves.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 11:17:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed Sunday that Jeurys Familia is available out of the bullpen for Game 2 of the NLCS.

Familia threw 21 pitches over 1 1/3 innings in closing out the Mets' Game 1 victory on Saturday. There was never any real doubt about his availability. After an unbelievable regular season, the right-hander hasn't allowed a run over five postseason appearances, spanning 6 2/3 innings.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 06:42:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins is unsure if Jeurys Familia will be available for Game 2 of the NLCS Sunday against the Cubs.

Though he had a day off in between, Familia has thrown 3 1/3 innings over the last two games with 42 pitches over that span. If the Mets opt to rest Familia in Game 2, former A's closer Tyler Clippard would likely pitch the ninth inning.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 11:45:00 PM

Jeurys Familia worked two innings to earn the save Thursday, closing out a win over the Dodgers in Game 5 of the NLDS.

With few arms in the Mets bullpen deemed reliable -- starter Noah Syndergaard pitched the seventh before giving way to Familia -- the right-hander was called on to get six outs in finishing off the Dodgers. He responded with a nine-pitch eighth inning. In the ninth, he worked through Chase Utley, A.J. Ellis and Howie Kendrick to lock down the victory. Familia threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings in the series, working in four of the five games. He didn't allow a single baserunner in those 5 1/3 innings.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 11:28:00 PM

Jeurys Familia retired all four hitters that he faced on Friday, recording the final four outs to preserve a two-run lead and a critical Mets victory in Game 1 of the NLDS in Los Angeles.

The 26-year-old right-hander finished a league-leading 65 games for the Mets during the regular season and saved 43 ballgames. He carried that dominance over into the postseason, carving up the opposition to dispel a threat in the eighth inning and completely shut them down in the ninth.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 01:08:00 AM

Jeurys Familia picked up his 41st save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning in Monday's 4-3 victory versus the Marlins.

Familia needed only nine pitches, getting J.T. Realmuto to ground out, Ichiro Suzuki to strike out, and Miguel Rojas to ground out. The first-place Mets are now on an eight-game winning streak. Familia heads into the end of the regular season with a 1.63 ERA and a 77/17 K/BB ratio in 71 2/3 innings, having notched the save in 41 of 46 opportunities.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 10:16:00 PM

Jeurys Familia worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning on nine pitches to earn his 39th save on Wednesday against the Nationals.

Familia struck out Ian Desmond and Wilson Ramos consecutively before getting Matt den Dekker to fly out to end the game. The Mets now hold a commanding seven-game lead over the Nationals for first place in the NL East. Familia has been a big part of the team's success, saving 39 games in 44 chances with a 1.70 ERA and a 74/17 K/BB ratio in 68 2/3 innings.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 09:57:00 PM

Jeurys Familia navigated through the ninth inning to earn his 38th save as the Mets topped the Nationals on Tuesday.

Familia allowed a leadoff single to Jayson Werth and a one-out walk to Bryce Harper, but induced a game-ending ground ball double play from Yunel Escobar. The right-hander is 38-for-43 in save situations with a 1.73 ERA and a 72/17 K/BB ratio in 67 2/3 innings.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 10:48:00 PM

Jeurys Familia notched his 37th save of the season in the Mets' defeat of the Nationals on Monday.

Familia struck out three of the four batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth inning at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. He boasts a 1.76 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 72/16 K/BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings this season for the National League East-leading Mets.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 04:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
4Raywilly Gomez
1B1Lucas Duda
2Marc Krauss
2B1Neil Walker
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3Ruben Tejada
4Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
3Ty Kelly
LF1Michael Conforto
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
3Alejandro De Aza
4Brandon Nimmo
5Roger Bernadina
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Matt Harvey
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Bartolo Colon
7Rafael Montero
8Logan Verrett
9Robert Gsellman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Erik Goeddel
7Jenrry Mejia
8Josh Edgin
9Sean Gilmartin
10Buddy Carlyle
11Dario Alvarez
12Jim Henderson
13Jeff Walters
14Josh Smoker