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Mike Pelfrey
Birthdate: 1/14/1984 (33 y, 2 m, 10 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-7/250     Position: P
Drafted: 2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 9, Overall: 9, Team: New York Mets
Contract: $8M / 2 Years (2016 - 2017)
RotoWire News: Pelfrey retired all nine batters he faced while showing increased velocity in Sunday's spring training win over the Mets, MLive.com reports. (3/13/2017)
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Profile: Grab the ball, lick, think, lick, rub the seams, lick, breathe deeply, lick, look around the infield, lick, sigh, lick, adjust the cap, lick. Twenty-five seconds later -- among the 10 slowest paces in the game -- Pelfrey will finally throw mostly either a decent sinker or an improving low-spin splitter toward the plate. It might be covered in spit, but it won't result in a strikeout, since he had the worst strikeout rate in the game (minimum 100 innings). It might end up in a walk, since he was worse than average there. Put them together, and you've got the worst strikeout-minus-walk rate in the game, and that's a quick and easy way to gauge talent, especially since his ground ball rate is more okay than elite (15th-best). He's 33 now, and there's no upside left in his pitches. So grab, lick, rub, lick, breathe, lick, and sigh. It's all there is to do at this point. (Eno Sarris)

The Quick Opinion: He'll bore you unless you count the licks, and there's little upside left, even now as he is finally throwing the split-finger more often. Even worse, he's probably a reliever next year once the Twins rotation is healthy, and he just doesn't get the whiffs to close or set up.

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DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
Total- - -- - -3315910204.0870213888312681134.993.000.53.30073.7 %47.8 %5.7 %3.663.824.3152
DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
2010-07-19NYM@ARI101001.1137660216.7513.500.00.70033.3 %20.0 %0.0 %40.506.088.8311
2010-07-10NYMATL101004.02512440324.506.750.00.60073.3 %66.7 %0.0 %9.004.334.9422
2010-06-30NYM@FLA100004.22612440135.791.930.00.54569.2 %45.0 %0.0 %7.712.443.2231
2010-09-01NYM@ATL101005.0239440023.600.000.00.45060.0 %22.2 %0.0 %7.202.884.5940
2010-05-01NYM@PHI101004.0208661124.502.252.25.43839.5 %64.7 %33.3 %13.506.083.7422
2010-07-05NYMCIN101004.2279771411.937.711.93.40055.6 %40.0 %12.5 %13.508.657.9614
2010-07-30NYMARI100005.2288540246.353.180.00.36450.0 %45.5 %0.0 %6.352.734.4541
2010-06-13NYM@BAL110006.0299330311.504.500.00.36075.0 %37.5 %0.0 %4.504.256.4842
2010-08-04NYM@ATL101004.2248532211.933.863.86.33373.2 %25.0 %20.0 %5.7910.157.1920
2010-07-24NYM@LAD100005.0226220223.603.600.00.33375.0 %52.9 %0.0 %3.603.484.4648
2010-05-12NYMWSN100005.2287441369.534.761.59.33369.8 %42.1 %11.1 %6.354.844.4940
2010-04-25NYMATL110005.0235000535.409.000.00.333100.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.004.885.6151
2010-05-22NYMNYY110006.0266110257.503.000.00.31687.5 %61.1 %0.0 %1.502.413.0260
2010-05-07NYMSFG100007.1318330044.910.000.00.29662.5 %50.0 %0.0 %3.681.992.8261
2010-09-06NYM@WSN101003.2195661312.457.362.45.28630.3 %26.7 %14.3 %14.738.537.3221
2010-09-16NYMPIT110007.0306220445.145.140.00.27380.0 %42.9 %0.0 %2.573.655.2258
2010-09-11NYMPHI110007.1286220056.140.000.00.27371.4 %40.9 %0.0 %2.452.123.6269
2010-05-17NYM@ATL110007.2287221233.522.351.17.27392.1 %47.6 %16.7 %2.354.774.0357
2010-04-15NYM@COL110007.0255000067.710.000.00.263100.0 %38.9 %0.0 %0.001.362.4176
DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
2010-08-27NYMHOU110008.0296000244.502.250.00.261100.0 %30.4 %0.0 %0.002.834.5174
2010-08-15NYMPHI101007.0307330011.290.000.00.25966.7 %74.1 %0.0 %3.863.654.0058
2010-06-25NYMMIN110006.0236221023.000.001.50.25087.0 %35.0 %11.1 %3.004.584.2452
2010-04-17NYM@STL000101.051000100.009.000.00.250100.0 %75.0 %0.0 %0.006.087.30 
2010-06-01NYM@SDP110008.0284110289.002.250.00.22283.3 %66.7 %0.0 %1.131.832.4479
2010-04-09NYMWSN110006.0264220446.006.000.00.22275.0 %47.1 %0.0 %3.003.755.1756
2010-09-21NYM@FLA100007.0275210045.140.000.00.21760.0 %73.9 %0.0 %1.291.942.6368
2010-06-19NYM@NYY101007.0307552322.573.862.57.21769.4 %50.0 %25.0 %6.437.515.1935
2010-08-20NYM@PIT110008.0326211255.632.251.13.20890.9 %50.0 %12.5 %1.134.203.8063
2010-10-03NYMWSN100007.0264110245.142.570.00.20083.3 %44.4 %0.0 %1.292.793.8469
2010-05-27NYMPHI110007.0253000556.436.430.00.200100.0 %57.1 %0.0 %0.003.794.3269
2010-08-10NYMCOL110007.0264000145.141.290.00.190100.0 %47.6 %0.0 %0.002.363.9374
2010-04-20NYMCHC110007.0253000367.713.860.00.188100.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.002.653.5274
2010-06-08NYMSDP100009.0335110066.000.000.00.18580.0 %46.2 %0.0 %1.001.752.9785
2010-09-28NYMMIL100007.1305331422.454.911.23.17479.0 %59.1 %14.3 %3.685.945.3351