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Jerry Blevins
Birthdate: 9/6/1983 (33 y, 6 m, 24 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-6/175     Position: P
Drafted: 2004 June Amateur Draft - Round: 17, Pick: 25, Overall: 516, Team: Chicago Cubs
Contract: $6.5M / 1 Years (2017) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Blevins walked the only batter he faced, Matt Carpenter, on four pitches during Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals. (3/19/2017)
Profiles:  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: After missing most of 2015 with a fractured arm, Blevins signed a one-year deal to rejoin the Mets in 2016. Jerry Blevins was not a true LOOGY last year -- he averaged nearly 0.2 IP in his 73 appearances, and about 40% of the batters he faced were righties. In a way, this makes his 2.79 ERA even more impressive; though it was supported by a pretty high 82% strand rate, Blevins' 11.1 K/9 and 11% swinging strike rate show that he can still make bats miss even as his fastball velocity sinks into the high-80s. Perhaps more relevant for fantasy purposes, Blevins collected 16 holds (second-most among all Mets relievers) and 2 saves last year. Blevins re-upped with the Mets in the offseason and looks to reprise his lefty specialist role; there's not much upside here, but he should contribute decent ratios and a smattering of holds in particularly deep leagues. (Brice Russ)

The Quick Opinion: After an injury-riddled 2015, Blevins had a solid comeback in 2016. He'll be rosterable in very deep leagues if he keeps it up this year.

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