MM's Top 25- #11 RHP Jeurys Familia
A full listing of our Top 25 Prospects is on the right hand side of our website.Without further ado....The Mack's Mets #11 organizational prospect is......
#11 RHP Juerys Familia
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 230 lb
Acquired: 2007 international signing, Dominican Republic
2012: (AAA) 9-9, 4.73 ERA, 4.8 BB/9, 8.4 K/9, 1.591 WHIP
2011: (A+/AA) 5-5, 2.90 ERA, 3.1 BB/9, 9.6 K/9, 1.202 WHIP
2010: (A+) 6-9, 5.58 ERA, 5.5 BB/9, 10.2 K/9, 1.579 WHIP
2009: (A) 10-6, 2.69 ERA, 3.1 BB/9, 7.3 K/9, 1.157 WHIP
2008: (R) 2-2, 2.79 ERA, 2.3 BB/9, 6.6 K/9, 1.142 WHIP
Familia got off to a rough start in 2012 often times looking unprepared for AAA. However the tools he possesses are excellent. His fastball/sinker mix induced one of the highest groundball rates in the International League and gets a lot of swings and misses. He also has a very good slider that he uses to rack up K's against right handers. The downside with Juerys is that A) His slider is inconsistent, B) his changeup is below average, and C) His BB rates are too high. These three things combined along with the fact that he's probably going to get a second shot at AAA tells me that this guys future place is in the Mets bullpen. He'll still get the opportunity to start in Las Vegas but there are better candidates behind him and the Mets will need him sometime this year.
Anticipated Assignment: (AAA) Las Vegas starting rotation.
ETA: All-Star break or sooner if Brandon Lyon becomes injured.
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