New York Mets left-handed reliever, Josh Edgin, was once a dominant reliever for this club. He was derailed by injury, needing to undergo Tommy John surgery in 2015 before returning to the team in 2016. Edgin looks to return to form in the upcoming 2017 season.
In 2014, Edgin had a stellar season, pitching to a 1.32 ERA with a WHIP of 0.91 in 47 appearances. This past season though saw him pitch to a 5.23 ERA with a WHIP of 1.55 in just 15 appearances while making his way back from injury. Edgin spoke to SNY on the “Mets Hot Stove Report” about the upcoming season.
“I had a pretty decent year when I was with the team in 2014 and I’d like to pick back up where I left off,” Edgin said. “I can get lefties out and that’s exactly what I plan on doing.”
He has had great success against lefties in his short major league career. Edgin has held left-handed hitters to a .201 average in his four big-league seasons.
Edgin, 30, will have a tough road back to the majors next season with the team’s re-signing of Jerry Blevins. He will have to outperform fellow left-handed reliever Josh Smoker in spring training to be the second lefty out of the pen in 2017.
With the Mets bullpen seemingly taking shape over the last week, Edgin will have his work cut out for him as he looks to find his way back to the big league club. He though has proven his ability to be a successful reliever at the major league level, so he cannot be counted out just yet.