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