February 6, 2017 – New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia was ranked 9th on MLB Network’s Top 10 Relief Pitchers Right Now! program yesterday. Familia finished one spot ahead of the Astros’ Will Harris and one spot behind the Yankees’ Dellin Betances.

Taking into account player performance over several seasons with an emphasis on 2016, a number of offensive and defensive metrics both advanced and traditional, and projected performance for the upcoming season, MLB Network’s Top 10 Right Now! series ranks the top players at each position heading into the 2017 season.

In addition to Familia, Mets teammate Yoenis Cespedes previously ranked 2nd on MLB Network’s Top 10 Left Fielders Right Now! list, while Noah Syndergaard ranked 9th on the Top 10 Starting Pitchers Right Now! list.

The complete ranking of relief pitchers is listed below, and an embeddable video recap on Familia can be seen here:

Top 10 Relief Pitchers Right Now!

1.    Andrew Miller, Cleveland Indians
2.    Aroldis Chapman, New York Yankees
3.    Zach Britton, Baltimore Orioles
4.    Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers
5.    Wade Davis, Chicago Cubs
6.    Mark Melancon, San Francisco Giants
7.    Seung Hwan Oh, St. Louis Cardinals
8.    Dellin Betances, New York Yankees
9.    Jeurys Familia, New York Mets
10.  Will Harris, Houston Astros

Now in its seventh season, MLB Network’s Top 10 Right Now! series is hosted by Brian Kenny with contributing analysis from MLB Network on-air personalities, Boston Red Sox senior advisor of baseball operations and renowned sabermetrician Bill James, President of SABR Vince Gennaro and MLB.com analyst Mike Petriello. The rankings will continue next Sunday, February 12 with MLB’s top ten center fielders unveiled at 9:00 p.m. ET, featuring analysis from MLB Network’s Preston Wilson, and the top ten catchers at 10:00 p.m. ET, with analysis from MLB Network’s Dave Valle.

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Thomas Brennan said...

I wish we'd signed Andrew Miller when the Yanks first did. What a pen that would be.

Eddie Corona said...

I so agree with you Tom...

Familia is a top 5 Reliever... He may be 6th on this list but no further...

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