Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:12:08 -0800
New York Mets RP Jeurys Familia (elbow) struggled during Arizona Fall League, but he has been impressive in the Dominican Winter League. His fastball was clocked at 100 miles per hour, and he touched 99 miles per hour at the team's academy in the Dominican Republic, while consistently settling in the mid-90's. "He was throwing very, very hard with good command of all his pitches," Mets Director of Latin American Operations Juan Henderson said Monday, Feb. 3. "He was doing very, very well. What we saw down here was very encouraging."
Fantasy Tip: Familia is expected to work in a setup role for closer Bobby Parnell, and he could be a nice source of strikeouts, ERA and WHIP for rotisserie league owners if he fulfills his potential and can stay healthy.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:24:24 -0800
New York Mets RP Jeurys Familia had an ERA of 6.48 while walking four and striking out 11 in 8 1/3 innings in the Arizona Fall League last year, and he allowed eight hits and six earned runs for a WHIP of 1.44. He has been very hittable in a relief role and is falling behind in counts often. Despite his struggles, he commands an electric mix of a fastball and slider that give him incredible upside, according to MLB.com's Bernie Pleskoff.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:54:30 -0700
New York Mets P Jeurys Familia will pitch in the Arizona Fall League this year.
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 12:25:27 -0700
New York Mets RP Jeurys Familia expects to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic for Indios del Cibao.
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 12:10:29 -0700
The New York Mets have activated RP Jeurys Familia (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list. He made five rehab appearances for Class A Savannah before being activated.
Fantasy Tip: Despite being activated in time for a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins Saturday, Sept. 14, manager Terry Collins will probably avoid using Familia because he pitched for Savannah Thursday, Sept. 12, and Friday, Sept. 13. He has minimal fantasy value in all formats.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:03:06 -0700
New York Mets P Jeurys Familia (elbow) will play for Single-A Brooklyn in their last two games and then move to a playoff team elsewhere in the minor league system as he rehabs from June 5 elbow surgery. The Mets are hoping to recall Familia to the majors before the end of the year.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 17:02:16 -0700
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) hasn't been back on a mound since receiving two cortisone shots in his right elbow in mid-July. He's currently long tossing at up to 120 feet. P Jeurys Familia (elbow) is long tossing at 150 feet and should be close to throwing off a mound for the first time since having surgery on his elbow June 5.
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 13:00:24 -0700
New York Mets RP Jeurys Familia (elbow) could resume pitching before the end of the season, according to manager Terry Collins. "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."
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:29:21 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said RP Jeurys Familia (elbow) might miss the rest of the season after having surgery to remove a bone spur and loose bodies in his right elbow. However, surgeries to remove bone spurs usually take no more than six weeks to recover from.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:19:10 -0700
New York Mets RP Jeurys Familia (elbow) will undergo surgery to remove bone spurs and "loose bodies" in his elbow.