Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New YorkMets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young Jr) as our Mets 101 Player Review Seriesreturns for its third year. In each review we will take a look at the player's 2013 performance and what role, if any, they can expect to have with the Mets in 2014. We continue our series today with a look at relief pitcher, Josh Edgin
Mets 101 Player Review: LHP, Josh Edgin
2013 Stats: 34 appearances, 1-1, 3.77 ERA, 1 SV, 28.2 IP, 26 H, 12 ER
2013 Story: The Mets hoped Josh Edgin would act as a lefty specialist out of the bullpen for the 2013 season. Coming into the year, he had shown a knack to strike batters out with a fastball in the low 90s and some good breaking stuff from the left side. 2013 was not kind to Edgin. He was demoted to Double A on April 27 after posting a 9.64 ERA in 11 appearances. Edgin was recalled to the majors on June 11 and pitched wonderfully. He posted a 0.93 ERA over his final 23 appearances before he was placed on the disabled list on August 2 with a stress fracture in his eighth rib. The rib fracture ended Edgin’s season. On September 24, the Mets transferred Edgin to the 60-Day DL to clear a spot for Jordany Valdespin to be reinstated following his suspension.
2013 Grade: C. After a brutal start to 2013, Edgin appeared to have figured things out and was lights out once he returned from the minors. His promising second half was cut short by the broken rib and derailed his mid-season bounce back.
Contract Status: Pre-Arb eligible
Odds of Returning: 85%
2014 Role: Lefties who throws in the 90s and have a nice breaking ball will always find work in the majors. Terry Collins’ biggest issue with Edgin has always been that he has issues with control at times. As Edgin matures as a player (keep in mind 2013 was Edgin’s second league season) he should develop greater control over his pitches. There are a good amount of lefties in Edgin, Tim Byrdak, Pedro Feliciano and whoever else the Mets bring in that will compete for spots in the Mets’ 2014 bullpen. If Edgin loses out on a spot in spring training, he will most likely be called up at some point in the season.
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