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New York Mets: Five former players currently succeeding

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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 26: The New York Mets logo is seen on the sleeve of Matt Harvey #33 as he addresses the media the day before Game 1 of the 2015 World Series between the Royals and Mets at Kauffman Stadium on October 26, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 26: The New York Mets logo is seen on the sleeve of Matt Harvey #33 as he addresses the media the day before Game 1 of the 2015 World Series between the Royals and Mets at Kauffman Stadium on October 26, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images) /
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Chasen Bradford, RHP, Seattle Mariners

Games: 26 (As of 6/23)

W-L: 4-0

IP: 21.2

ERA: 3.00

SO: 24

WHIP: 1.100

When the Mets waived Chasen Bradford during the offseason, the Mariners pounced and never looked back. Bradford has been one of the most productive relievers for the Mariners this season and helped stabilize an otherwise shaky bullpen.

Bradford started the season in Triple-A Tacoma, but was called up on April 9th and took off running. He credits his improved sinker ball for his success this season.

Thanks to his nasty sinkerball, the home run ball has come at a premium against him and is used in high-pressure times for the Mariners.

In his short career thus far, Bradford has not been credited with a loss. Through 54 games coming out of the bullpen, he is a perfect 6-0 and looks to continue that as he and the Mariners enter a pivotal stretch in the season.

Bradford had this to say about his time with the Mariners regarding the Mets:

"“It was different when I was in the NL (with the New York Mets) and we had left-handed matchup guys,” Bradford said. “Now we have a majority of our bullpen that is power arms. Pazos has electric stuff no one can seem to hit. There are definitely roles in the back end with Juan and Colome and Eddie, but other than that I feel the rest of us can pitch whenever we’re called.”"

Obviously, the Mets would have loved to have Bradford had they known he would be this dominant. He would have been a huge upgrade over the recently DFA’d Hansel Robles and a quality multipurpose reliever out of the beleaguered Mets bullpen.

Bradford joins the ever-growing list of mediocre Mets players that turned into dominant players with other teams.

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