4. Jeurys Familia
Talk about flame-throwers, the Mets closer fits that bill to a tee. Jeurys Familia hasn’t just been dominant, he’s been stunning.
So stunning, in fact, that manager Terry Collins had no qualms about going to the kid for a full two-inning, six-out save in a do-or-die Game 5 of the NLDS.
It’s incredible to even fathom the though of Familia starting the season as Jenrry Mejia’s setup man, but he did. It took Mejia’s stupidity to bump Familia to the closer’s role, where he truly belongs.
His current playoff numbers are downright obscene. He hasn’t allowed a single run, has only surrendered two hits, and has struck out four batters in 7.2 innings. Oh yeah, he’s also already collected four saves.