Dillon Kyle Gee graduated from Cleburne High School (TX) in 2004, earning All-State honors in baseball as a senior... Was also a member of the golf team... Attended the University of Texas at Arlington, and helped the Mavericks to a berth in the NCAA tournament in 2006... Ranks second on the school's career list with 298.1 innings pitched and was a two-time honorable mention All-Southland Conference recipient (2005 and 2006)... Hobbies include hunting and golf... His father, Kevin, is a fireman in Fort Worth, TX... Was a co-winner with teammate Bobby Parnell of the Joan Payson Humanitarian Award for Community Service at the BBWAA Dinner on January 26, 2014... Honored with a Thurman Munson Award on February 4, 2014
Was 4-8, 5.55 (45 ER/73.0 IP) in 14 starts and 4-1, 3.46 (20 ER/52.0 IP) in 19 relief appearances with KC…joined BAL's Dylan Bundy as only ML pitchers to record at least 14 starts and 19 relief outings in 2016…was one of 11 Royals pitchers to ever to meet those marks, 1st since Bruce Chen in 2013…had made just 3 ML relief appearances prior to 2016…ranked 5th on the Royals in wins (5), starts, and innings (125.0)…opponents had a .291 batting average, .280 by RHB and .303 by LHB.
Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on May 14, retroactive to May 11, with a strained right lat...Returned from his rehabilitation assignment and was reinstated from the Disabled List on July 9...Before his injury, went 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA (16 earned runs/52.2 innings) in eight starts...Upon returning, went 4-7 with a 4.78 ERA (45 earned runs/84.2 innings) in 14 starts...Has made 46 straight starts of 5.0 innings or more dating to May 19, 2013, the longest active streak in the majors...His streak is tied for the fourth-longest streak in Mets history with Pedro Martinez and Tom Seaver...Dwight Gooden leads with 50 straight of at least 5.0 innings from September 30, 1987-June 19, 1989...During this streak, he is 17-14 with a 3.46 ERA (114 earned runs/296.2 innings)...The last time he pitched fewer than 5.0 innings in a start was on May 14, 2013 at St. Louis (4.0 innings)...Took the hill for his first career Opening Day start, becoming the 23rd Mets pitcher, and eighth homegrown talent, to get the nod on Opening Day, joining Jonathon Niese, Mike Pelfrey, Dwight Gooden, Bobby Jones, Tom Seaver, Craig Swan and Jerry Koosman...Made his 100th start as a Met on September 6 against Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park...Went 3-0 over four starts from April 27-July 9, posting a 1.33 ERA (four earned runs/27.0 innings)...Allowed one home run...Set a career-high scoreless streak, pitching 16.0 scoreless innings from April 22-May 4...Went 14-6 with a 2.67 ERA (62 earned runs/209.0 innings) from May 30, 2013-July 9, 2014...His 2.67 ERA ranked fourth in the majors over that span (minimum 190.0 innings)...Only Clayton Kershaw (1.89 ERA), Zack Greinke (2.52 ERA) and Adam Wainwright (2.55 ERA) posted lower marks...Lost a career-high five straight decisions from July 19-August 19 over seven starts...Compiled a 5.71 ERA (26 earned runs/41.0 innings) over this span...His previous career high was a three-game losing streak from April 4, 2013-April 16, 2013...In games in which the Mets scored three or more runs, he went 7-1 with a 3.34 ERA (33 earned runs/89.0 innings).
Set career-highs in innings, starts, complete games, strikeouts and ERA...His team-leading 12 wins were one shy of his personal best, set in 2011... Became the second pitcher to strike out a dozen Yankees, walk none, and allow four hits or fewer since the Yankees moved to New York in 1903 when he did so on May 30 at Yankee Stadium...The other was Pedro Martinez in a 17-strikeout, one-hitter for Boston on September 10, 1999...The 12 strikeouts were the most any Mets pitcher has recorded in a game against the Yankees...The 12 strikeouts were also a career-high... Struck out six or more in a game nine times...Entered the year with 14 such games in his career...He had a string of four straight such games from May 30-June 17 (12, 7, 7, 6), the longest of his career... From May 30 to the end of the season, his 2.71 ERA (45 earned runs/149.1 innings) ranked fifth-best in the National League... Trailed only Jose Fernandez (1.50), Clayton Kershaw (1.91), Zack Greinke (2.35) and Madison Bumgarner (2.57)...Recorded quality starts in 15 of the 22 outings over that span...He allowed two runs or fewer in each of those quality starts...In those 22 starts, he went 10-5 with 105 strikeouts and 30 walks...Twelve of those strikeouts came at Yankee Stadium in the first start during his run... Finished 4-6 at home with a 2.75 in 15 starts...Went 8-5 with a 4.41 ERA in 17 starts on the road...Allowed 16 of his 24 home runs away from Citi Field... Was one of 10 pitchers in the majors to allow one run or fewer in at least 14 starts this season...In those 14 starts, he went 9-1 and the Mets won 12 times...Is also one of 10 pitchers in franchise history to allow one run or fewer in at least 14 starts in a season...Matt Harvey also did it in 2013 and Dwight Gooden is the club's leader, with 19 in 1985... Finished the season pitching at least 6.0 innings in a career-high 17 straight starts and 21 of his last 22...Accomplished his previous high of seven from May 20-June 20, 2012...From June 29 through the end of the season, he threw 115.0 innings, second-most in the NL...St. Louis' Adam Wainwright was first (125.0 innings)... Opponents hit .231 (61-264) the first time through the line-up, .255 (70-275) with 10 home runs the second time through, and .326 (77-236) after that... From May 30 through the end of the season, threw 14.1 pitches per inning, the second-lowest mark in the majors over that span...Also threw the fewest pitches per batter faced, 3.46, in the majors in that time...For the season, threw 3.55 pitches per batter faced this season, the second-lowest mark in the majors...Trailed only Bronson Arroyo (3.49)... The 24 home runs he allowed were tied for sixth-most in the NL...Was tied with Mike Minor, Randall Delgado, Bronson Arroyo and Matt Cain for the second-most multi-home run games in the NL with seven...Is the seventh pitcher in franchise history to allow a trio of three-home run games in one season...Only Roger Craig had more than three such games in one season (five in 1962)...The back-to-back home runs he allowed in the second inning on July 27 snapped a career-long streak of 35.0 innings without allowing a home run...It also snapped a streak of 24 straight starts without allowing a home run the first time through the line-up, the longest such streak by a Mets pitcher since Mike Pelfrey went 25 straight starts without doing so in 2009... Went 4-2 against the Nationals, one of seven pitchers to win four games against a single opponent and the only NL pitcher to do so...Since 2011, he is tied with Tim Hudson and Cole Hamels for the major league lead with six wins against Washington...Hudson is the only other pitcher to win four games in a season against the Nationals...Only three other pitchers in team history won four games in a season vs. the Expos/Nationals (Frank Viola, 4-0 in 1991; Tom Glavine, 4-1 in 2004; Roberto Hernandez, 4-1, 2005)... Tossed two complete games, June 17 at Atlanta (8.1 innings) and September 21 at Phillies (6.0 innings)... Became the first Mets pitcher with a pair of non nine-inning complete games in a season since 2010, when Johan Santana also had two...The club record is seven by Roger Craig in 1963... Won seven games during the day, tied for the third most in the majors...Also compiled a 2.97 ERA (31 earned runs/94.0 innings) in daylight... On July 22 vs. Atlanta, he tossed 7.0 scoreless innings in a no-decision at Citi Field...Did not allow a hit until Freddie Freeman's single to lead off the seventh, the longest no-hit bid of his career...On June 17 at Atlanta, worked 8.1 scoreless innings before allowing a two-run walk-off home run to Freeman in a 2-1 loss.
Underwent surgery on July 13 on his right shoulder to replace a portion
of a damaged artery...The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Thompson
in St. Louis...After his July 7 start vs. the Cubs at Citi Field, Gee complained
of numbness in the fingers of his right hand...On July 10, he was examined
at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City...Was found to have
a clot in an artery in his right shoulder and doctors used a catheter to
break up the clot...Spent one night in the hospital...Won the start vs. the
Cubs, 3-1...In 8.0 innings, allowed one run on seven hits, with no walks and
four strikeouts...Pitched 5.0 innings or more in all of his 17 starts...Twelve of those starts
were quality starts...His start at the Cubs on June 26 snapped a streak of
seven straight games dating to May 20, in which he threw at least 100
pitches...Struck out a career-high nine batters vs. San Diego on May 25, and again
on June 20 vs. Baltimore...Struck out at least four batters in each of his 17
starts...Prior to this season, he had struck out at least four batters in only
18 of his 32 starts...Fanned 8.0 batters per nine innings, his highest strikeout
rate in his career...His previous best was 6.40 strikeouts per nine innings
in 2011...Struck out 54 batters in his last 60.0 innings of work (nine starts)...Beat the Rockies, 7-5, on April 28 at Colorado, to become the fifth Mets pitcher
in history to win a game on his birthday... Ron Darling accomplished the feat
twice (1985 and 1986), Dave Mlicki (1995), Wally Whitehurst (1991), and Ray
Burris (1980)...In three day games, he went 2-0 with a 2.49 ERA (six earned runs/21.2
innings)...Struck out 18...Allowed a career-high 12 hits on April 23 vs. San Francisco...The 12 hits
were the most allowed by a Mets pitcher since Johan Santana surrendered
13 in St. Louis on July 28, 2010...Put together a three-game hitting streak from June 20-July 1...Hit .600
(3-5) with a double, one RBI and two runs scored during that stretch...Righthanded batters compiled a .219 (42-192) batting average against
him...In his final nine starts, righthanders hit .176 (16-91) against him.
Began the season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International League before having his contract selected by the Mets on April 17. ... Made his season debut on April 17 at Atlanta, picking up the win and allowing one run, earned, in 5.2 innings. ... Finished the season with a .684 winning percentage (13-6), which tied for the fifth-best winning percentage among National League pitchers. ... Among rookie pitchers with at least 15 decisions, the .684 winning percentage is the best single-season winning percentage in
Mets history. ... Among major league rookies, ranked in the top 10 in several categories: tied for second in wins, second in winning percentage
(.684), tied for fourth in starts (27), fourth in innings pitched (160.2) and seventh in strikeouts (114). ... Became the 10th rookie in team history and only the second since 1986 to earn at least 10 wins in a single season (Hisanori Takahashi,
2010) after he beat the Nationals on July 29. ... Gee's 13 wins tied with Gary Gentry (1969) for fifth most by a rookie in franchise history. ...
Jerry Koosman holds the club mark for rookies with 17 victories in 1968. ... Started the season 7-0 before losing on June 21 vs. Oakland. ... The
seven wins was tied for the fourth-best streak to begin a season in franchise history. ... Terry Leach started 10-0 in 1987; Pat Mahomes (1999) and Dwight Gooden (1988) each started 8-0; while Frank
Viola (1990), David Cone (1988) and Roger McDowell (1986) each started 7-0. ... The Mets improved to 10-0 in his starts with a 4-0 win at Atlanta on
June 15. ... Became the 24th pitcher since 1919 to have his team win at least each of his first 10 starts in a season. ... The last rookie whose
team won each of his first 10 starts in a season was Donne Wall for the Astros in 1996. ... Won seven st raight decisions from April 17- June 10 equaling the franchise record for rookies. ... The last Mets rookie to accomplish that feat was Octavio Dotel who won seven straight decisions in
1999 (tying a club record set by Ron Darling in 1984, and matched by Dwight Gooden later in 1984 and Jason Isringhausen in 1995). ... Was the second rookie in the majors since 2000 with a
season-opening winning streak of seven or more games. ... Jered Weaver started 9-0 for the Angels in 2006. ... His seven-game winning streak from April 17-June 10 tied for the ninth-longest in the Majors in 2011. ... Became the first rookie in team history to win his first seven decisions in a season as a starter (April 17-June 10). ... Jon Matlack began his 1972 rookie season 6-0, winning five decisions as a starter and one out of the bullpen. ... Matlack lost his sixth decision as a starter. ... Lasted only 4.0 innings due to a 71-minute rain delay on June 15 at Atlanta, ending a 14-game streak to begin his career of tossing at least 5.0 innings in every start. ... The 14 straight starts of at least 5.0 innings to begin his career is the second-longest in Mets history. ... Bill Pulsipher owns the club record with 17 straight starts (June 6-September 11, 1995). ... Recorded his first career complete game when he tossed 6.0 innings in a rain-shortened victory at Chicago on May 25. ... Was one of four rookies to toss a complete game in 2011. ... Joined Mike Bacsik (2002), Alay Soler (2006), John
Maine (2006) and Jonathon Niese (twice, 2010) as the only Mets rookies to throw a complete game since 1999. ... Tossed 5.2 innings of hitless ball vs. the Nationals on May 19 ... The 5.2 innings was the longest no-hit bid by a Mets rookie
since August 16, 1999, when Octavio Dotel held the Padres without a hit through 6.0 innings. ... Finished the season 7-3 with a 3.17 ERA (29 earned runs/82.1 innings) in 15 games, 13 starts at Citi Field. ... Held opponents to a .227 average at home. ... Went 8-3 with a 3.76 ERA (37 earned runs/88.2 innings) in 17 games, 14 starts, before the All-Star break. ... The first five batters in opponents' lineups hit a combined .224 (81-361) with 49 walks, 63 strikeouts, 10 home runs
and a .357 slugging percentage against him. ... Held lefthanded batters to a .224 (59-263) average in 2011. ... The .224 average was fifth-best in the NL among righthanded starters with at least 20 starts. ... Named to the Major League Baseball All-Star Team which visited Taiwan to play in a five-game 2011 Taiwan All-Star Series. ... Started the fifth and final game of the series on November 5 and tossed 5.0 innings, allowing five hits and one run, earned, while striking out five to
receive a no-decision in MLB's 3-2 win.
Spent the majority of the season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International
League before having his contract selected by the Mets on September
6...Made his major league debut on September 7 at Washington...Became the third Mets pitcher to take a no-hitter into the sixth inning in his
major league debut, with all three coming against Montreal/Washington...
Gee surrendered a home run to Willie Harris, the first batter he faced in the
sixth inning, which was the first hit allowed...Randy Sterling threw 5.1 no-hit
innings on September 16, 1974 at Montreal and Brian Bannister tossed 5.1
no-hit frames on April 5, 2006 vs. Washington...Over the last five seasons
only two other pitchers have taken a no-hit bid into the sixth inning of their
major league debuts: Johnny Cueto worked 5.0 hitless innings for the Reds
vs. Arizona on April 3, 2008 and Bannister's performance in 2006...Also became the second Mets pitcher in franchise history to pitch 7.0 or
more innings and allow two or fewer hits in his major league debut...Jason
Isringhausen surrendered two hits and two runs over 7.0 innings vs. the
Cubs on July 17, 1995...Beat the Phillies, 5-2, on September 25 at Philadelphia...Went 7.0 innings
and allowed five hits and two runs, earned, with two walks and five
strikeouts...Became the fourth player in team history to begin his major
league career with four consecutive games in which he pitched at least 6.0
innings and allowed no more than three runs in any of those appearances...
Ron Darling accomplished the feat in his first seven games (five in 1983,
two in 1984), while Gary Gentry (1969) and Jason Jacome (1994) debuted
with four-game streaks...Collected an RBI single in his first major league at-bat in the second inning
on September 7 at Washington (off Yunesky Maya)...Became the first Mets
pitcher to record an RBI in his major league debut and the seventh pitcher
in team history to collect a hit in his major league debut, joining Tom Seaver,
Nino Espinosa, Walt Terrell, Ron Darling, David West and Jason Roach...Went
0-20 at the plate with Buffalo this season and was 2-31 (.065) during his
minor league career...Picked up a hit in his first two starts to become the eighth Mets pitcher to
have at least one hit in his first two games with the club and the first since Brian Stokes in 2008...Became the second
Mets pitcher to do it in his first two major league games...Walt Terrell did it in 1982...Led all of Triple-A with 165 strikeouts while making 28 starts for Buffalo (AAA)...Also set the Buffalo modern-day
mark for strikeouts in a season breaking Vicente Palacios' record of 137 set in 1990...The 165 strikeouts also set a
career-best, breaking his old mark of 114, set in 2008 between St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and Binghamton
(AA) of the Eastern League...Set a minor league career high with 13 wins, breaking his old mark of 10 set in 2008 between St. Lucie (A) and
Binghamton (AA)...His 13 wins ranked second in the IL at the time of his promotion, one behind leader Richard De
Los Santos of Durham...The rookie righthander became the first Buffalo pitcher to win 13 games since Jason Jacome
went 14-2 in 1998.
Appeared in nine games, all starts, for Buffalo (AAA) of the International League before being shut down with a partially
torn labrum in his right shoulder...Shut down after his start on May 25, an 8-7 no-decision vs. Lehigh Valley.
Started his second professional season with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...Promoted to Binghamton (AA)
of the Eastern League on August 8...Won the Sterling Award, emblematic of the team's most valuable player, for St. Lucie...Won five straight decisions for St. Lucie from May 30-July 6...Named to the FSL All-Star team...Pitched 1.0 inning of relief...Finished June 3-0 with a 0.92 ERA (three earned runs/29.1 innings)...Went 4-1 with a 2.42 ERA after the break,
surrendering 42 hits and five walks over 52.0 innings...Made four starts for the B-Mets, allowing just one run in each...Won back-to-back starts against Bowie on August 17
and August 23.
Began his pro career with Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League...Worked out of the bullpen to start the season, before moving to the rotation on July 9...Finished the year 3-1 with 2.28
ERA as a starter.