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27 Jeurys Familia RP
Height/Weight: 6-4/230 | Birthdate: 10/10/1989 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 7/3 | Average Draft Position: 428.00
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Jeurys Familia makes an appearance Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Mets reliever Jeurys Familia made an appearance out of the bullpen Friday.

Familia had been dealing with some arm stiffness, and hadn't pitched since July 8. He worked a perfect inning Friday against the Marlins. Familia's ERA sits at 2.11. He should be fine moving forward. 


Mets being careful with Jeurys Familia


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Mets reliever Jeurys Familia will not be available to pitch Wednesday vs. Atlanta, as manager Terry Collins wants to be careful with the right-handed hurler.

Familia returned to action Tuesday after receiving a day off Monday, and he reached 99 mph on the radar gun. However, bullpen coach Ricky Bones told Collins that Familia had trouble warming up Tuesday due to stiffness.

"It is a red flag for me," Collins said, per The Star-Ledger. "No doubt about it. Again, we’re talking about a guy who’s never relieved full time until this year…He didn’t pitch very much in April, now he’s had (43) appearances in two and a half months. Yeah, I gotta be careful with that."


Who's next in line to close?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/8/2014) The funny thing about the closer role is that while innumerable relievers are capable of filling it, only 30 can at any one time, giving those 30 disproportionate value in Fantasy. And while in shallower leagues, 30 is more than enough to go around, in standard 12-team formats, it's a shortage. As a result, anticipating the next to enter the role is well worth your while.

Among all middle relievers, I believe Jake McGee, Jeurys Familia, Sergio Romo, Joaquin Benoit, Neil Ramirez, Brad Ziegler, Jason Grilli and Rex Brothers have the best chance of stepping into the closer role by the end of the month. To read up on them and their chances, check out my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog.


Jeurys Familia takes loss Monday vs. Braves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia was hit with a loss Monday, giving up four runs (one earned) on three hits and one walk in two-thirds of an inning while striking out one in his team's 5-3 defeat against the Braves.

Familia (1-3) gave up two singles to open the inning before an error on a fielder's choice loaded the bases. He gave up a single to score one run, and a second run came home on another error on the play. After recording two outs with a walk sandwiched in between to load the bases, a third error brought home another run, and Familia was removed from the game. One more run would score on a bases-loaded walk before the Mets escaped the comedy of errors. Familia owns a 2.36 ERA and 36:16 K:BB ratio in 42 innings.


Could Jeurys Familia replace Jenrry Mejia?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/19/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia wasn't able to close out Wednesday's win at St. Louis, having to cede the last out to left-hander Dana Eveland with one runner on and one already in. Mejia has now allowed at least one run in five of his last eight appearances. A closer has to be more reliable than that.

Certainly, manager Terry Collins knows that. He's already gone through four or five closer possibilities this season, with Jose Valverde, Kyle Farnsworth and Daisuke Matsuzaka each getting a look in between Bobby Parnell and Mejia. What's stopping him from trying another?

As I mentioned on Thursday's Fantasy Baseball Today, Mejia isn't just unproven as a closer, but as a reliever. Since 2010, he had made just four relief appearances prior to recording his first save this year. Jeurys Familia has had a little more time to transition to the bullpen, and though he hasn't exactly been lights out this year, he does have a 2.52 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings. That would be an improvement over what the Mets have gotten in the ninth inning so far.

In leagues where all 30 closers are worth rostering, Familia is worth a speculative add whether or not you own Mejia.


Jeurys Familia blows save vs. Phillies Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia couldn't convert a save opportunity Saturday, giving up one earned run on three hits and one walk in two innings while striking out two in his team's 5-4 win over the Phillies.

Familia surrendered a ground-rule double to start the bottom of the ninth inning, and the runner came home on a single by the next batter. Familia was able to escape the ninth without giving up any more runs, and he put the first two batters on base in the 10th before also working out a jam to leave the score tied. He owns a 2.86 ERA and 23:14 K:BB ratio in 28 1/3 innings.


Mets closer drama not a good situation for Fantasy owners


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) With the surprising demotion of reliever Kyle Farnsworth, the Mets are once again scrambling to fill the closer's role.

Mets manager Terry Collins hasn't named a replacement, but earlier in the week when he was talking about a committee approach he mentioned Jeurys Familia, Jose Valverde and Daisuke Matsuzaka as candidates to close. Collins also said Jenrry Mejia, who was recently moved from the rotation to the bullpen, will enter the mix down the road, per MLB.com.

So what do Fantasy owners do? Hopefully, pray Collins will eventually name a closer and stick with him.

In the short term, if you are looking to replace Farnsworth, consider Familia and Matsuzaka your best options. Personally, I would add Familia since Collins hinted Sunday Familia is "real close" to stepping into the closer role.

But if you are in a deep format and looking for a player to stash, I'd consider Mejia. His problem in the rotation was facing hitters a second and third time through the lineup. He was pretty good the first time, holding opponents to a .193 batting average. 

In 2011, Baseball America had Mejia as the Mets' top prospect. They wrote, "Even if he flames out as a starter, he can be a dominating late-inning reliever." I definitely buy that.


Mets going 'game by game' with save chances


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Mets manager Terry Collins is making another change at closer. He told reporters Tuesday the closer situation will be handled "game by game" in part due to Kyle Farnsworth's heavy workload.

Collins said Farnsworth, Jose Valverde, Jeurys Familia and Daisuke Matsuzaka could be under consideration for save opportunities.

Bobby Parnell began the season as the team's closer before suffering a season-ending elbow injury, which required Tommy John surgery. Valverde replaced him as closer before he was removed in favor of Farnsworth.


Jeurys Familia next in line to be Mets' closer?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Mets manager Terry Collins said after Sunday's win vs. Philadelphia reliever Jeurys Familia is moving closer to becoming the team's closer, per ESPN. Familia tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief during Sunday's 5-4 win in 11 innings, lowering his ERA to 3.12.

"He’s getting closer," Collins said. "Three days in a row, pounding the strike zone, throwing his breaking ball for strikes, the confidence is really mounting on him. Yeah, he’s real close."


Jeurys Familia collects first big-league win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2014) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia was awarded his first major-league win Friday night against the Marlins. Familia allowed one hit but needed just five pitches to secure a scoreless ninth inning for the Mets. The offense got the best of Steve Cishek in the ninth, scoring two runs for the win.

Familia owns a 5.19 ERA, a 1.89 WHIP with 3:5 K:BB ratio over 8 2/3 innings pitched.

Jeurys Familia surrenders walkoff HBP in extras


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia showed some struggles and took the loss on Friday, allowing a walkoff hit by pitch in a 5-4 defeat to the Angels in 11 innings.

Familia (0-2) allowed a leadoff single o Raul Ibanez, issued intentional walks to Howie Kendrick and J.B. Shuck before plunking Hank Conger with one out in the 11th to end the game. He logged more than two innings in an outing for the first time in his career. He was charged with a run on three hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings pitched.

Familia owns a 6.35 ERA with a 2:4 K:BB ratio over 5 2/3 innings pitched this season.

Mets' late-inning plans with closer sidelined


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) The Mets are hopeful closer Bobby Parnell (elbow) will be better in a week or two, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. In the meantime, setup man Jose Valverde will take over as closer, with Kyle Farnsworth, Jeurys Familia and Scott Rice sharing eighth-inning responsibilities.

Manager talks up Jeurys Familia


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Mets manager Terry Collins had some good things to say about pitcher Jeurys Familia, according to ESPN. 

Collins said Familia had great stuff, and that he could be a closer. Familia's season was cut short by elbow surgery, but he's ready to compete for a role now. Collins acknowledged the bigger issue for Familia is making sure he gets the ball in the strike zone. "We've just got to get him to get it around the plate. And if he does that, he's going to be dangerous."

In order to get more work during the offseason, Familia pitched in the winter league. He posted a 4.22 ERA in 10 2/3 innings with the Mets last year.


Jeurys Familia tosses scoreless inning in Arizona Fall League


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2013) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia tossed a scoreless inning in the Arizona Fall League Monday.

Familia was limited to just 19 2/3 innings between the majors and the minors during the regular season due to various injury. Familia initially dealt with arm fatigue, before having surgery on his elbow in June. He made one late September appearance with the club, and will pitch in the AFL to get more work in.

Familia struck out one batter in his first AFL appearance of the season.


Jeurys Familia activated for Mets


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2013) Mets reliever Jeurys Familia, who had surgery June 5 to clean out his right elbow, has been activated Saturday, ESPN reports. 

Jeurys Familia begins rehab assignment


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2013) Mets reliever Jeurys Familia (elbow) started a rehab assignment with Class A Savannah Monday, MLB.com reports. On the disabled list since May 12 due to having elbow surgery, Familia hopes to return to the Mets later in the month of September, if possible. The 23-year-old should be a member of the Mets bullpen next season. 

Jeurys Familia expected to make more rehab appearances


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2013) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia is expected to be assigned to one of the Mets' three minor league affiliates currently in the playoffs as he continues to rehab from minor elbow surgery, ESPN New York reports. Familia has pitched two relief innings at two different affiliates, but it's unclear when or if he returns to the majors in 2013.

Jeurys Familia throws first rehab inning


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia threw a scoreless inning in a rehab appearance Sunday for high Class A St. Lucie, ESPN New York reports. It marked Familia's first game action since June 5, when he had minor surgery on his right elbow.

Jeurys Familia ready for mound work


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2013) Mets reliever Jeurys Familia is scheduled to throw off a mound Friday, according to ESPN. It'll be the first time he's thrown odd a mound since a June 5 surgery to clean out his right elbow.

Jeurys Familia making encouraging progress


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2013) Mets reliever Jeurys Familia has already begun throwing and could return from elbow surgery at some point this season, according to ESPN.com. Familia underwent a procedure to clean out his right elbow June 5, and manager Terry Collins has heard promising reports about his recovery.

"I heard -- now this is only hearsay -- that there's a possibility he may pitch again this year, that he's really made fast strides after surgery," Collins said. "I wouldn't count on it, but they did say there was a possibility. Where he's at right now, they said, he's got a chance to pitch again this year." 

There is still no official timeline on Familia's possible return, or any indication of whether he has worked off a mound yet. 


Jeurys Familia begins throwing


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2013) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia has started throwing, according to the Star-Ledger

Familia is recovering from surgery to remove a bone spur in his elbow. Familia was placed on the 60-day disabled list when he had the surgery. He had a 3.48 ERA in 8 games prior to the injury.


Jeurys Familia moved to 60-day DL


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2013) The Mets transferred reliever Jeurys Familia to the 60-day disabled list Saturday to create roster space, MLB.com reports. Familia is expected to undergo surgery Wednesday on his right elbow and could miss the rest of the season. 

Manager worried about Jeurys Familia's availability for rest of season


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2013) Mets manager Terry Collins is concerned reliever Jeurys Familia might end up missing the rest of the season, due to surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow, according to ESPN.com. The team has yet to give a specific timeline for Familia's return, and Collins seemed to be speculating on that timeline. 


Jeurys Familia will undergo elbow surgery Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2013) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia will undergo right elbow surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs and loose bodies, according to the team's official website. Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure.

Familia has been on the disabled list since May 12 with biceps tendinitis. He suffered a setback Friday and was unable to fully extend his arm during his delivery. It is unclear how long he'll be sidelined after the procedure.

Jeurys Familia going for further evaluation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2013) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia, who has been on the disabled list since May 12 with biceps tendinitis, is headed to New York to be examined by team doctors, according to ESPN. Familia was on a rehab assignment before suffering a setback.

He said he's not in pain, but he can't fully extend his arm during his delivery.