|New York Mets – No. 27|
October 10, 1989 |
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|September 4, 2012 for the New York Mets|
(through April 29, 2013)
|Earned run average||4.82|
Jeurys Familia (born October 10, 1989) is a Dominican Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Mets. Familia was signed by the New York Mets as a non-drafted free agent on July 13, 2007. On September 4, 2012 he was promoted to the major leagues and made his debut.
Professional career 
Familia is 6'4" and 230 lbs; he bats and throws right-handed. Familia was signed by the New York Mets as a non-drafted free agent on July 13, 2007.
Minor leagues 
Familia pitched for the Gulf Coast Mets in 2008, compiling a 2-2 record with a 2.79 ERA in 51.2 innings pitched. In 2009 he pitched for the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats, going 10-6 with a 2.69 ERA in 134 innings pitched. In 2010, Familia was promoted to the St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League. He went 6-9 with a 5.58 ERA through 121 innnings and struck out 10.2 batters per nine innings in a full season with St. Lucie. Also in 2010, Familia was selected to represented the Mets at the All-Star Futures Game where he pitched for the World Team.
Due to his sub-par performance in 2010, Familia began the 2011 season with the Single-A St. Lucie Mets. After six starts he went 1-1 with a 1.49 ERA in 36.1 innings. Familia was then promoted to the Double-A Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League. After his promotion to Binghamton, Familia went 4-4 with a 3.49 ERA in 87.2 innings. He finished the 2011 season across 2 minor league levels at 5-5 with a 2.9 ERA. Familia's performance made him an EAS Mid-Season All-Star. On November 18, 2011, Familia was added to the Mets 40 man roster.
After getting back on track in 2011, Familia was promoted to the Mets Triple-A affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons of the International League, in 2012. Prior to starting his minor league season, Familia was invited to the Mets Spring Training Camp. Familia was also ranked at 84th on MLB.com's best 100 prospects list and 3rd in the Mets organization prior to the start of the 2012 campaign. Through 28 starts with Buffalo, Familia went 9-9 with a 4.73 ERA. On September 4th, Familia was called up the New York Mets due to expanded September rosters.
Major leagues 
On September 4, 2012, Familia made his major league debut against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. He pitched a scoreless eighth inning, striking out the first batter he faced, Lance Berkman. Although Familia has predominantly started in the minors, he was used out of the bullpen as a reliever in his inaugural season.
Awards and honors 
Minor leagues 
- "Mets call up six players from Triple-A Buffalo". MLB.com. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
- "Familia gets call to Anaheim for Futures Game". MLB.com. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- "Mets add 7 prospects to 40-man roster". MLB.com. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- "Mets prospects give rotation bright future". Mets.com. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- "2012 Prospect Watch". MLB.com. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- "Mets unable to back Harvey in loss to Cards". MLB.com. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)