Mets Season in Review: Pedro Feliciano

By Danny Abriano

Our player by player Season in Review pieces continue today with left handed reliever Pedro Feliciano.

Sep 2, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Pedro Feliciano (55) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the 6th inning at Turner Field. The Braves won 13-5. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

After two and a half seasons that were derailed by injury, the 37 year old Feliciano made his first major league appearance since 2010 on August 2nd when he was recalled by the Mets.

How he fared on the mound:

Despite his fastball hovering between 82 and 83 MPH, Feliciano managed to be somewhat effective.  In 25 appearances over 11.1 innings, Feliciano posted a 3.97 ERA and 1.50 WHIP.  He allowed 11 hits, walked 6, and struck out 9.

Feliciano was called upon many times to retire just one left handed batter, and got the job done more often than not.

Areas to improve upon:

If Feliciano is able to find a few extra miles per hour on his fastball during the off-season, he might be able to snag a spot in a major league bullpen next season.

Projected role in 2014:

Although Feliciano was fairly solid for the Mets in 2013, the innings he pitched in August and September will most likely turn out to be his swan song with the club.

The Mets have lefty Scott Rice who will almost certainly be in the pen in 2014, and fellow left hander Josh Edgin, who will be one of the favorites to land a spot.

Contract status and trade rumors:

Feliciano is a free agent.  It’s likely that he’ll be dropped from the 40-man roster after the World Series ends.

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