News Archives

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Mike Pelfrey

November 5th, 2012 at 10:42 PM
By Steve Popoloski

Now that the 2012 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting rotation, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (Manny Acosta) to Y (Chris Young) as our Mets 101 Player Review series returns. In each review we will take a look at one player's 2012 performance and what role, if any, they can expect to have with the Mets in 2013. Today we will look at starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey

Mets 101 Player Review: Mike Pelfrey

2012 Stats: 3 Appearances (3 starts), 0-0, 2.29 ERA, 19.2 IP, 13 K, 4 BB, 1.424 WHIP

'Mike Pelfrey' photo (c) 2010, slgckgc - license:

2012 Story: While many Met fans hoped 2012 would be a bounce-back year for Big Pelf, those hope were quickly dismissed when the towering hurler went down for the season after just three starts as he was shut down on April 26 to undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow due to an ulnar collateral ligment tear. It had been an impressive start for Pelf although he did not make it into the win column, as he even went eight innings in his final start before exiting due to "elbow stiffness."

Contract Status: Arbitration Eligible

Odds of Returning: 25 Percent

2013 Role: Fifth Starter/Relief

Mike Pelfrey may have very well thrown his last pitch as a Met when he went down in April but some speculate the Mets could bring him back if the price is right. Given Tommy John surgery's track record and Pelf's promising start, if the Mets can get a deal worth taking in arbitration, we could see the big man competing for a spot come Spring Training. It's certainly been a rollercoaster career for the former 2005 first-round pick, showing glimpses of brilliance while also frustrating Met fans beyond belief at times. Over his seven-year career, all with the Mets, Pelfrey holds a 50-54 lifetime record, with a 4.36 ERA and 506 strikeouts in 149 starts (153 total appearances) in orange and blue.

Check back tomorrow for Mets 101's Player Review of Elvin Ramirez!

Tags: Baseball, Big Pelf, Chris Young, Elvin Ramirez, Manny Acosta, Mike Pelfrey, MLB, New York, New York Mets, Player Review

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Login with: