Jenrry Manuel Mejia signed his first professional contract in 2007.
Underwent successful sports hernia surgery on October 2 in Philadelphia...Recorded 28 saves, the 12th-most in the National League and was tied for the 15th-most in team history...Moved to the bullpen on May 12 after making seven starts...Had 18 saves after the All-Star Break, tied for the second-most in the NL and tied for the fifth-most in the majors...Was 28-for-31 in save chances including converting his last 11 chances...Became the 10th pitcher in team history to reach 25 or more saves and the youngest at age 24...Went 3-0 with a 5.06 ERA (21 earned runs/37.1 innings) in seven starts, making the team as the fifth starter...Was 3-6 with a 2.72 ERA (17 earned runs/56.1 innings) in 56 games in relief...Earned his first major league save and only his second professional save on May 17 at Washington in a 5-2 win...Did not allow any earned runs in his first 10 relief appearances (10.1 IP) from May 12-May 30...Pitched in both ends of the May 25 doubleheader vs. Arizona...He allowed an unearned run to suffer the loss in the first game and closed out the Mets' 4-2 win in the second for his third save...The last Mets pitcher to have a loss and a save in a doubleheader was Jesse Orosco on August 19, 1984 at San Francisco...Retired six Padres on June 15 to earn his seventh save in a 3-1 win...Also had a 2.0-inning save on May 27 vs. Pittsburgh in a 4-2 victory...The last Mets pitcher with two, 2.0-inning saves in a season was Pedro Feliciano in 2007...Averaged 9.42 strikeouts per nine innings, the sixth-best ratio in the NL among pitchers with 80.0 or more innings...Tossed 8.0 shutout innings in eight straight outings with a save in each appearance from July 9-August 2...The last Mets reliever with a save in eight straight appearances was Billy Wagner in 2007 (July 7-August 1) when he had nine straight. Had a 0.82 ERA (one earned run/11.0 innings) in July, a 5.68 ERA (eight earned runs/12.2 innings) in August and a 1.54 ERA (two earned runs/11.2 innings) in September...Was tied for third in the NL with seven saves in September...Righthanders hit .289 (56-194) while lefties batted .239 (42-176).
Finished with 6.75 strikeouts per walk ratio (27 strikeouts walks) in five starts for the Mets...The 6.75 strikeouts per walk ratio was the seventh-best mark in the majors among qualified pitchers during his time at the big league level (July 26-August 17)... Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with inflammation in his right elbow on March 31...Transferred to the 60-Day DL on May 13...Returned from his rehabilitation assignment and reinstated from the DL on July 26...Returned to the 15-Day Disabled List on August 18 with a bone spur in his right elbow...He underwent surgery on August 28...Dr. David Altchek performed the surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery...Moved to the 60-Day Disabled List on September 7... Fanned a career-high seven twice (July 26 at Washington and August 6 vs. Colorado)... Opposing hitters went 2-16 (.125) with runners in scoring position... Struck out seven over 7.0 scoreless innings to win his season debut, 11-0, on July 26 at Washington...His debut was one of 10 times in 2013 that a Mets pitcher finished a game with at least 7.0 shutout innings...It was one of three Mets outings that included at least seven strikeouts and no walks and one of 38 in the majors...Matt Harvey had the other two for the Mets...His outing was one of 11 this season by a Mets pitcher with at least seven strikeouts and no walks... In his season debut on July 26 at Washington, became the youngest Mets pitcher (23 years, 288 days) to toss 7.0 shutout innings with no walks and at least seven strikeouts since Jason Isringhausen threw a shutout against the Marlins as a 23-year old (276 days) on June 9, 1996...The only other Mets pitcher younger to record 7.0 shutout innings over that span was Jonathon Niese, who did it twice: first as a 21-year-old on September 13, 2008 and then again as a 23-year-old on June 10, 2010... Began a rehab assignment on June 29 and appeared in four games between the Gulf Cost League Mets and Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League, compiling a 1.67 ERA (three earned runs/16.2 innings pitched), including a 0.82 ERA (one earned run/11.0 innings pitched) with the BMets.
Pitched for St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League, Binghamton (AA) of
the Eastern League, and Buffalo (AAA) of the International League before
being recalled by the Mets on September 4...Became the fourth Mets pitcher to earn his first career win this season, on
September 24 at Citi Field when the Mets beat the Pittsburgh Pirates,
6-2...Started and hurled 5.0 scoreless innings with four strikeouts...Joined
Matt Harvey, Jeremy Hefner and Josh Edgin as the other Mets who earned
their first career win in 2012...Made three starts in 2012: September 15 at Milwaukee, September 24 vs.
Pittsburgh and September 30 at Atlanta...Went 1-2 with a 6.23 ERA (nine
earned runs/13.0 innings)...Pitched a career high-tying 5.0 innings twice in
those three starts (September 24 vs. Pittsburgh and September 30 at
Atlanta)...In two relief appearances, he went 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA (one earned run/3.0
innings)...Allowed four hits and recorded one strikeout...Threw 2.0 innings
of relief in the Mets' 3-0 loss on September 7 vs. Atlanta...The 2.0 innings
match his career-high for relief innings pitched, done twice previously...Established a career-high with four strikeouts on September 24 vs.
Pittsburgh...His previous high was two, done six times previously, last on
September 10, 2010 vs. Philadelphia...Started 10 games for Buffalo and went 2-3 with a 2.75 ERA (16 earned
runs/52.1 innings)...Held batters to a .245 (48-196) batting average...Struck
out a season-high six in his start against Scranton-Wilkes Barre on August
22...Walked more than three batters once in those 10 starts...Made 16 relief appearances for Buffalo (AAA)...Went 1-1 with a 5.48 ERA
(13 earned runs/21.1 innings)...His most recent relief appearance occurred
on July 2 at Louisville...Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing one hit...
Opposing batters hit .303 (27-89) in those 16 appearances...In two starts for Binghamton (AA), he went 0-0 with a 5.63 ERA (five
earned runs/8.0 innings)...Opponents hit .344 (11-32)...Struck out eight
batters in those 8.0 innings...Was 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA (three earned runs/11.0 innings) and eight
strikeouts for St. Lucie (A), in two games, both starts...Held hitters to a
.184 (7-38) average, surrendering only one home run...Struck out a season-high seven batters in his start on May 14 vs. Bradenton...In 30 combined games, 14 starts between St. Lucie (A), Binghamton (AA)
and Buffalo (AAA), he went 4-4 with a 3.59 ERA (37 earned runs/92.2
innings) with 55 strikeouts.
Made five starts for Buffalo (AAA) of the International League before arm surgery cut his season short. ... Started the year by tossing 12.2 scoreless innings over two starts...Went 1-0 with 11 strikeouts in that span. ... Examined by Mets Medical Director David Altchek on May 2 and
found to have a complete MCL tear of the right elbow. ... Underwent Tommy John surgery on May 16, performed by Dr. Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.
Made the Mets' 25-man roster out of spring training and made 30
appearances as a reliever before he was optioned to Binghamton (AA) of
the Eastern League on June 20...Began the year on the Opening Day roster...At the time, Mejia was the
youngest player in the majors and the youngest pitcher to appear on the
Mets Opening Day roster since Dwight Gooden in 1984...Returned to New York on September 1 and had three starts, losing two of
the three decisions...Left his last start of the year at home vs. the Pirates after 2.1 scoreless
innings...An MRI revealed that he had a rhomboid strain of the right shoulder
blade...Did not pitch again the rest of the season...Lost his first two starts, September 4 at Wrigley Field and September 10 at
Philadelphia...In the two games, he allowed 10 runs and 17 hits in 9.0 innings...Made his first major league career start at 20-years old and became the
youngest Met to start a game since Dwight Gooden pitched as a
20-year-old in 1985...Became the fifth Met player to start as a 20-year old
and the seventh to start at 20 or younger...Along with Gooden, who made
starts as a 19-year old and a 20-year old, the others who accomplished the
feat were Tug McGraw (20), nine starts, 1965; Rob Gardner (20), four starts,
1965; Bill Hepler (20), four starts, 1966; Jerry Hinsley (19), two starts, 1964
and Nolan Ryan (19), one start, 1966...Put together a season-high 9.1-inning scoreless streak from April 16-May 9
a span of nine games...Struck out seven and allowed seven hits with five
walks during the streak...Collected his first major league hit on September 10 vs. Philadelphia off Roy
Halladay...With the Mets, lefthanded batters hit .203 (12-59) against him, while
right-handed hitters had a .340 (34-100) average...Was 0-2 with a 3.25 ERA in 30 relief outings (10 earned runs/27.2 innings)
and 0-2 with a 7.94 ERA in three starts (10 earned runs/11.1 innings)...Left his June 27 start for Binghamton vs. Akron after 1.0 inning because of a right shoulder strain...Placed on the minor league Disabled List on June 29...Made two rehabilitation starts, one for the Gulf Coast Mets (one run/3.0 innings) on July 28 and one for the St. Lucie
Mets (no runs/4.0 innings) on August 2...Made four starts for Binghamton again from August 7-August 24...Joined Buffalo for one start vs. Syracuse on August 30...In all, he made eight starts at three different levels after being optioned to Binghamton on June 20...Went a combined
2-0 with a 1.41 ERA (six earned runs in 38.1 innings) and allowed 28 hits with 16 walks....Struck out 38 and permitted
only one home run.
Split the season between St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and
Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...Was the youngest pitcher in Double-A when he joined the B-Mets for his debut
on June 3rd...Placed on Disabled List from July 3rd-August 12th, with a strain of the middle
finger on his right hand...For the season he struck out 91 batters in 94.2 innings, an average of 8.65
batters per nine innings...Went 4-0 with two no-decisions over his last six starts with St. Lucie from April
27th-June 1st...In 36.0 innings, he posted a 1.75 ERA, and gave up 26 hits, seven
runs, four earned, with eight walks while striking out 30...Went a season-best 8.0 innings, May 2nd vs. Sarasota...Struck out season-high eight batters in 4.0 innings vs. Brevard County on May
27th...Named to FSL's Mid-Season All-Star team...In his first Double-A start on June 6th vs. Connecticut, he hurled 7.0 shutout
innings allowing five hits, three walks and five strikeouts...Received a nodecision...Made six starts with Surprise of the Arizona Fall League and went 1-3 with a
Was the second youngest player in the New York-Penn League...Was fourth in the New York-Penn League in opponents batting average (.209)...Ranked first in shutouts and second in complete games in the Gulf Coast (R)