Mike Pelfrey - #34
5th Major League Season
6'7" 230 pounds
Bats R/Throws R
The Good: Throws a sinking 92-94 MPH fastball, that he can dial it up to 97 MPH. Stayed healthy and lead the team in starts and innings in 2009. Had a great 2008 season, going over 200 innings and had a 3.72 ERA. Is a ground-ball pitcher who was not helped by the Mets porous infield defense last year.
The Bad: Forced to throw his fastball 80% of the time, because his slider and change-up are still below-average major league pitches. Had a 5.03 ERA last year (mostly due to poor defense and bad luck with HRs). Doesn't strike out many hitter (K/9 has been under 5.6 last 3 years)
Role: #2 starter behind Johan. Has a pitcher's body/size, and hopefully will continue to develop his secondary pitches. Was drafted in the 1st round in 2005 and was one of the best pitchers in the draft, but has been viewed by many as a disappointment thus far.
My Projected Stats: 200 innings, 12 wins, 4.50 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 110 Ks, 60 Walks