Jenrry Mejia

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Age: 23 (born October 11, 1989)
Position: Starting Pitcher
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Number: 58
Acquired: Amateur draft
Contract: Major League minimum

Jenrry Mejia is a pitcher for the Mets. He joined the team in 2010.

Mejia spent three seasons in the Mets’ minor league system before his call up to the parent club in ’10. He made his major league debut in the team’s 7-6 loss to the Marlins in 10 innings on April 7 at Citi Field. Jenrry pitched two scoreless and hitless innings to close out a 6-1 Mets win over the Cubs at Citi Field on April 19. At Citi Field on September 10, he singled and scored a run in an 8-4 Mets defeat to the Phillies.

Coming back from an injury, Mejia was limited to five games with AAA-level Buffalo in 2011. He pitched at three minor league levels in addition to five games with the Mets in 2012. Jenrry hurled five innings of four-hit scoreless ball, scored a run and got his first major league win in the Mets’ 6-2 victory over the Pirates on September 24 at Citi Field.

In 2013, Mejia pitched in six minor league games before coming back to the Mets. In the opener of a day-night doubleheader at Washington on July 26, he struck out seven batters in seven scoreless innings and chalked up the win in an 11-0 Mets triumph over the Nationals.

In 2014, Jenrry had eight strikeouts in six innings pitched and got the win in a 4-3 Mets victory over the Reds at Citi Field on April 4. He hurled five innings for the win in a 9-0 Mets triumph over the Diamondbacks at Arizona on April 15. Mejia struck out seven batters in six and two-thirds innings and chalked up the win in the Mets' 2-0 victory over the Cardinals on April 21 at Citi Field. He recorded the win in a 9-7 Mets triumph over the Yankees on May 12. Jenrry pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his first major league save in a 5-2 Mets win over the Nationals at Washington on May 17. He hurled a perfect ninth for a save in a 5-3 Mets victory over the Dodgers on May 22 at Citi Field. Mejia pitched two scoreless innings for a save in the Mets' 4-2 win over the Pirates at Citi Field on May 27. He struck out the side in order in the ninth inning for a save in a 4-1 Mets victory over the Phillies at Philadelphia on May 29. Jenrry hurled two scoreless innings for a save in the Mets' 3-1 win over the Padres on June 15 at Citi Field. He pitched a perfect bottom of the ninth for a save to end a 5-3 Mets victory over the Pirates at Pittsburgh on June 28. Mejia was the winning pitcher in the Mets' 6-5 triumph over the Rangers at Citi Field on July 4. He hurled a perfect ninth inning for the save in a 5-4 Mets win over the Marlins on July 12 at Citi Field. Jenrry recorded saves with scoreless bottom of the ninths in the Mets' 5-4 victory over the Padres at San Diego and 3-1 win over the Mariners at Seattle on July 18 and July 22, respectively. He struck out the side in the ninth for a save in a 3-2 Mets triumph over the Brewers at Milwaukee on July 25. Mejia hurled a perfect ninth for a save in the Mets' 3-2 win over the Cubs on August 15 at Citi Field. He recorded two strikeouts in a perfect ninth inning for a save in an 8-6 Mets victory over the Marlins at Miami on September 2.