Jenrry Mejia 5 (BARON)

Jenrry Mejia is on track

Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia has yet to throw a bullpen session, but he’s long tossing and on schedule for Spring Training, the team’s Director of Latin American Operations, Juan Henderson, said (Castillo, Feb. 3).

Mejia is expected to compete with Daisuke MatsuzakaJohn Lannan and others to be the team’s fifth-starter.

“He’s on the right track,” Henderson said. “We are very happy with what we’ve seen so far with his progress. So he should be fine and ready to compete in the states.”

Mejia had surgery in August to remove bone chips from his elbow.

22 comments
mustang66
mustang66

if he can stay healthy, I believe he will lead the team in era. he has a 94 miles per hour fastball and A cut fastball that makes batters look foolish.I believe he will turn out to be much more the number 5. This year I put him right behind wheeler. Again, if healthy

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Let's hope this guy finally realizes his potential. Would much rather see him or any of the other kids in the atarting rotation. At least we are spared the possibility of Bruce Chen returning.

mets2014
mets2014

he threw 52 innings if you count his minor league innings...the question is what kind of innings limit will he be on?

zoddie
zoddie

After all of his injuries and setbacks, he's only 24.  He's YOUNGER than Harvey.  I'm certainly rooting for the guy and hope he easily wins a starter job.

lindro88
lindro88

Mejia looked like more than a 5th starter late last season. If he can replicate what he did, the rotation has the potential to be a big strength.

Lon Samuelson
Lon Samuelson

The Mets need him to make because he is either out of options or only has one left. Hard to believe he is the same as age as Harvey

mike23
mike23

would be great if he can stay healthy from this point on and take the 5th starter spot if not better at some point in his career, pitch well for many years to come. His injuries though are a concern so it will be interesting to see what happens this coming season with mejia. 

drmetfan
drmetfan

The 5th spot on the rotation is Mejia's to lose. If he is healthy I'm pretty sure he will run with it. 

nagel100
nagel100

i am hoping he wins the 5th spot.  you have to love what we saw last year and that was without his 95 mile per hour heater.  minor surgery.  should be a big piece of the puzzle.

Poop-a-doodle-doo!
Poop-a-doodle-doo!

I can sejia Mejia in our bullpen, if he doesn't win the 5th starters spot.

Kevin Connelly
Kevin Connelly

@mets2014  to be fair, he only had bone spurs removed. He probably could have pitched through it if the team was competing. His stamina/longevity is a concern however, but atleast it was just a pain threshold rather than structural damage.

gloveman
gloveman

@lindro88  you're right. There were a couple of games where he was pretty close to un-hittable.When he did get in trouble he seems to have no problems punching a guy out to get out of trouble. With the movement, and command this guys shows if he stayed healthy (big if) he'd be top of the rotation good!

zoddie
zoddie

@lindro88  2.30 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 8.9 K/9, 1.3 BB/9.  Those are really, really good numbers.  He's probably not *that* good, but even if he regresses he'd be one the best starters on the team.  If he can stay healthy.

Stephen Giangrande
Stephen Giangrande

@Gland  He was in the Bullpen a couple years ago and he was terrible. I definitely see him as a starter. 

Gland1
Gland1

@Gland  Your name seems familiar to me!


I don't see him back in the bullpen at all.

The Feels
The Feels

@Gland  Why? Nothing shows that he'd be good there, including his own opinion. He's a starter. 

Mike Gentils
Mike Gentils

@Gland @The Feels  If Dice-K wins the 5th starter spot it should be because Mejia is terrible or injured. Either way, the bullpen won't be happening.