Originally selected by the New York Mets in the 30th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft...Signed by Mets scout Marlin McPhail...Attended Francis Marion University (SC)...Married, wife's name is Cari Ellen...The couple has three children: Turner, Tenley, and Gehrett Hayes.
Made his second career Opening Day roster...Appeared in 46 games out of the bullpen for the Mets, one short of his career high ... Recorded his second career save on 4/28 at WSH, after tossing 0.2 scoreless innings ... Tossed a career-high 3.0 innings on 5/31 vs. MIL, not allowing a run on two hits with three strikeouts ... Did not allow a run in 11 consecutive appearances (7.2 IP) from 4/20-5/10.
Did not allow a run in 14 of his 16 games with the Mets...Earned his first win since June 1, 2014 on September 17 vs. Minnesota...Made his first appearance since September 23, 2014 on August 3 at the Yankees...Missed 2015 due to Tommy John surgery...Lefthanded batters were 4-17 (.235) and righthanders were 6-20 (.300)...Stranded 17 of 20 inherited runners...Recalled from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on August 2...Was 2-2 with two saves and a 3.11 ERA (13 earned runs/37.2 innings) in 43 games between St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and Las Vegas (AAA).
Missed the entire year after undergoing Tommy John surgery on March 17...Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek performed the operation.
Began the year with Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Was recalled on May 15...Missed over two weeks (August 24-September 8) due to left elbow soreness...Retired the first 23 first batters faced, a franchise record to start a season...His streak ended on July 7...Retired 40 of 47 first batters...Had a 1.32 ERA, the fifth-lowest in the majors among pitchers with 25.0 or more innings...Allowed one earned run with two walks and 20 strikeouts in 16.2 innings (0.54 ERA) on the road...It was the lowest ERA in the NL (minimum 15.0 innings) and the second-lowest in the majors to Oakland's Fernando Abad (0.36)...His 0.54 road ERA was the second-lowest in team history behind Pedro Feliciano (0.30 ERA in 2006) using a minimum of 15.0 innings...Did not allow an earned run in August or September (17 games, 10.0 innings)...He allowed seven hits and struck out 14 during that span...He had a 0.86 ERA (two earned runs/21.0 innings) from June 5 through the end of the year (37 games)...Also did not surrender a run in 13 day games (7.0 innings)...Held lefthanders to a .185 (12-65) batting average and righties to a .219 (7-32) mark.
Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on August 2 with a hairline fracture of a left rib...Was transferred to the 60-Day DL on September 24... Began the year with the Mets before he was optioned to Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League on April 27...Promoted to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on May 16 and recalled by the Mets on June 10... Allowed two earned runs in 23 outings, over 19.1 innings for a 0.93 ERA from June 11 through his final appearance on July 29...During that stretch, lefties hit 6-32 (.188) off him... Tossed 9.2 scoreless innings from June 30-July 13...Also had 7.0 inning scoreless stretch from April 26-June 25... Stranded 18 of 22 inherited runners, the 16th-best percentage (81.8) in the NL (minimum 22 inherited runners)...Stranded 14 of his last 16 inherited runners... Earned his first major league save on July 5 at Milwaukee..Hurled 1.1 scoreless innings... Picked up a win on July 8 at San Francisco working 2.0 scoreless innings in New York's 4-3, 16-inning win... Had a 9.64 ERA in April (10 earned runs/9.1 innings) and recorded a 0.87 ERA (one earned run/10.1 innings) when pitching on consecutive days... Overall, righties are 13-55 (.236) off him and lefties are 13-52 (.250)... Was 0-0 with a 7.88 ERA (seven earned runs/8.0 innings) in five games with the BMets and 2-0 with a 5.91 ERA (seven earned runs/10.2 innings) in 11 contests with the 51s.
The Mets selected his contract from Buffalo (AAA) of the International
League on July 13...Made his major league debut by pitching 1.1 innings and allowing two
earned runs and two hits with no walks and three strikeouts at Atlanta on
July 13...For the year, lefthanded batters hit .164 (9-55) vs. him with 18 strikeouts...Pitched 0.2 scoreless innings, allowing one hit with one walk and two
strikeouts to pick up his first major league victory and 8-7 10 inning win
at San Francisco on July 30...Did not allow an earned run in 10 day games (8.0 innings)...Did not allow a run in 10 straight appearances (10.0 innings) from July 18-
August 8...Permitted six hits over that stretch with two walks and 14
strikeouts...Gave up one unearned run over a stretch of 16 games from August 19-
September 17 (11.0 innings)...In those games, he allowed five hits, with
three walks and six strikeouts...Worked 2.0 innings twice during the season, July 21 vs. Los Angeles (NL)
and August 4 at San Diego...Struck out 30 batters in 25.2 innings, an average of 10.5 per nine innings...Did not pitch after September 20...At Buffalo, struck out 40 in 37 innings, an average of 9.7 per nine innings...Began the year with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...Promoted to
Buffalo and made his first appearance with the Bisons on April 23...Went
3-2 with one save and a 3.89 ERA (16 earned runs/37.0 innings) with
Buffalo (AAA) and a 1.42 ERA (one earned run/6.1innings) at Binghamton.
Split time with the Savannah Sand Gnats (A) of the South Atlantic League and the St. Lucie Mets (A) of the Florida State
League...Named a South Atlantic League mid-season All-Star...Ranked second in the South Atlantic League with 16 saves at the time of his promotion to St. Lucie...Recorded a 0.87
ERA (three earned runs/31.0 innings) with the Sand Gnats.
Split time between the Kingsport Mets (A) of the Appalachian League and the Savannah Sand Gnats (A) of the South