5. Jeurys Familia (RP-NYM)
The weakest part of the Mets as a club heading into last fall was most definitely their bullpen. The 6th, 7th and 8th innings were always “hold your breathe and pray for the best” times.
This is why guys like deGrom had to battle through subpar outings just to get it deep enough in the game to feel comfortable.
The one guy who was flat-out dominant out of that pen was Jeurys Familia, and it wasn’t hard to see why.
While Familia can throw his four-seamer near the 98 miles per hour range on a regular basis, it’s his sinker at the same speed that is really relied upon. Even though the guy in the batter’s box knows it’s coming, the movement is too much to deal with as it generates a ton of swings and misses.
He also throws a very hard slider.