New York sent Jeury’s Familia to the Athletics at the trade deadline last season. Prior to the trade, he had a 2.88 ERA, 17 saves and a 4-4 record. He struck out 83 batters and walked 28 in 72 innings. He finished the year with an 8-6 record and 3.13 ERA in 70 appearances with the Mets and A’s.
His best work came in 2015, when Familia posted a 1.000 WHIP and 1.85 ERA for a Mets team that won the National League pennant. Many people blame him for costing the Mets the World Series, however defense is what overall killed their hopes.
Familia owns a career 2.73 ERA with 124 saves.
Lowest barrel-per-batted ball rate allowed, since 2015
Min. 500 batted balls (345 pitchers)
1. Britton: 2.2 percent
2. Familia: 2.6 percent (3.2 percent in 2018)
3. Alex Claudio: 2.7 percent
4. Blake Treinen: 3.0 percent
5. (tie) Dan Jennings and Brad Ziegler: 3.4 percent
Familia is expected to serve in the setup role for new closer Edwin Diaz.