10/10/1989 (27 y, 5 m, 20 d) Bats/Throws:
PContract: $7.4M / 1 Years (2017)
Familia has been suspended 15 games for violating baseball's domestic-violence policy, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. (3/29/2017)Injury:
|Profile: Familia had another strong regular season that ended in postseason disappointment. In 2015, it was three blown saves in the World Series. In 2016, it was over before it really started after a three-run homer against Conor Gillaspie in the wildcard game sent the Mets packing. Despite some skills fallback (his strikeout, walk, and swinging strike rates were all a little worse), he led baseball in games finished (67) for the second straight season and added a saves title (51) to the mix, too. Allowing just a single homer was a factor in keeping his ERA at 2.55, even as his WHIP jumped to 1.21. He was arrested for domestic violence in late October. The charge was dismissed a month and a half later, but he is still very likely to face a suspension from MLB, probably in the 30-game realm similar to what was handed down to Aroldis Chapman last year. Addison Reed will likely fill in and it’s not impossible to think he could take over permanently. Reed had a better ERA, WHIP, K%, and BB% than Familia in exactly the same amount of innings (77.7). If you’re going to take Familia, you really should pair him with Reed. (Paul Sporer)|
The Quick Opinion: A great regular season was marred by a playoff meltdown for the second straight season, but a domestic violence arrest has taken the attention away from the postseason collapse. He will almost certainly be serving a suspension to start 2017 and Addison Reed will likely start the season in the closer’s role.