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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%: 10/6 | Average Draft Position: 531.00
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Mets' Collins: Closer role is Bobby Parnell's job to lose


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Monday there will be a competition for the closer's role this spring, even though Jenrry Mejia performed well in the role last season. In fact, Collins even said injured reliever Bobby Parnell, who missed the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, is the incumbent closer.

"It's Bobby's (job) to lose," Collins said, per NJ.com. "I love competition."

Collins also mentioned Jeurys Familia and Vic Black as options for the closer's role. The Mets totaled 42 saves in 2014, with Mejia having a team-high 28 saves. Familia was second on the team with five.


Mets RP Familia has successful sports hernia surgery


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/25/2014) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia underwent successful surgery to repair a bilateral sports hernia Friday in Philadelphia, the team announced.

Familia could be in the conversation to close for the Mets next season. He posted a 2.21 ERA and 73:32 K:BB ratio in 77 1/3 innings while recording five saves this season.


Jeurys Familia could be in 2015 closer mix


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/23/2014) Mets manager Terry Collins told the Newark Star-Ledger that he wants Jeurys Familia to enter spring training next season with the goal of being the team's closer. Collins indicated that Familia would have an opportunity to close in 2015, particularly if Bobby Parnell has not completed his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

Familia has saved five games this season, but has served primarily in a setup role. In addition to getting 21 holds, he has posted a 2-5 record and a 2.30 ERA in 73 appearances.


Jeurys Familia secures fifth save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia picked up his fifth save Tuesday, retiring the only batter he faced in his team's 2-0 win over the Rockies.

Closer Jenrry Mejia loaded the bases with one out, so the team turned to Josh Edgin and Familia, each of whom retired the only batter he faced to maintain the team's lead. Familia owns a 2.06 ERA and 61:30 K:BB ratio in 70 innings.


Jeurys Familia takes loss Monday vs. Marlins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia was saddled with a loss Monday, allowing three runs (one earned) on one hit and one walk in one-third of an inning in his team's 9-6 defeat against the Marlins.

Though Familia (2-4) only had one run marked as "earned," all three runs can be laid at his feet, as the reliever made two throwing errors on sacrifices and also uncorked a run-scoring wild pitch. He owns a 2.13 ERA and 57:30 K:BB ratio in 67 2/3 innings.


Jeurys Familia picks up fourth save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia earned his fourth save Wednesday, giving up one hit and one walk while striking out two in 1 2/3 scoreless innings to finish off his team's 8-5 win over the A's.

With closer Jenrry Mejia unavailable due to a back issue, Familia entered with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning, walked the first batter he faced then escaped the inning without further damage. He surrendered a two-out double in the bottom of the ninth but was able to strand the runner. Familia owns a 1.97 ERA and 56:28 K:BB ratio in 64 innings.


Mets closer situation getting interesting


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/12/2014) Mets reliever Jeurys Familia recorded a save Monday night, filling in for an injured Jenrry Mejia, who expects to finish out the season despite contending with a tight calf, a sore leg, thigh and back and, oh yeah, a sports hernia.

Yeah, OK.

Further complicating matters is the fact Familia's save wasn't as clean as it could be. He allowed an earned run in 1 1/3 innings. It was his second straight shaky save. He allowed a hit and a walk in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday at Philadelphia.

Of course, with a 1.97 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the year, he's by far the Mets' best option for saves should Mejia miss time, which seems highly plausible given that lengthy list of injuries. It's not like he hasn't stumbled while attempting to pitch through them. He blew his last save opportunity Sunday and has allowed at least one earned run in three of his last four appearances.

In this type of situation, we can only play hunches, and mine is that the Mets shut down Mejia at some point. If you play in a league where saves are scarce, you should check to see if Familia is already owned.


Jeurys Familia allows run in save vs. Phillies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia earned his third save Monday despite giving up one earned run on one hit and one walk in 1 1/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 5-3 victory over the Phillies.

Familia has alternated save chances with regular closer Jenrry Mejia over the last few days as the team limits the closer's workload while he deals with an injury. Familia owns a 1.97 ERA and 50:25 K:BB ratio in 59 1/3 innings.


Jeurys Familia delivers second save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia recorded his second save Saturday, giving up one hit and one walk but pitching a scoreless 11th inning to finish off his team's 2-1 win over the Phillies.

Familia was the pitcher of choice for the save opportunity with Jenrry Mejia unavailable, and though he made things interesting, he ultimately got the job done. Familia owns a 1.86 ERA and 48:24 K:BB ratio in 58 innings.


Jeurys Familia nails down 15th save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Mets reliever Jeurys Familia picked up his 15th save Sunday against the Brewers.

Familia entered the game with a two-run lead, and made things interesting. Familia allowed two singles during his inning of work, but was evantually able to shut the door. He notched one strikeout during the outing. 


Jeurys Familia picks up relief win Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Mets reliever Jeurys Familia was awarded his second win of the season Friday night against the Padres in San Diego. Familia needed six pitches to retire the side in order in the eighth inning while the Mets scored the go-ahead run in the ninth. He owns a 2.02 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP over 49 innings of relief this season.

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.