New York Mets All-Time Lists

New York Mets all-time greatest players born in Puerto Rico

By Jose Rivera
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: The Puerto Rican flag flies as people protest outside of Wall Street against cutbacks and austerity measures forced onto the severely indebted island of Puerto Rico on December 2, 2015 in New York City. Puerto Rico made a $355 million payment on Tuesday on its bond debt to stave off a default. Officials have warned that the commonwealth's fiscal position remain dire. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: The Puerto Rican flag flies as people protest outside of Wall Street against cutbacks and austerity measures forced onto the severely indebted island of Puerto Rico on December 2, 2015 in New York City. Puerto Rico made a $355 million payment on Tuesday on its bond debt to stave off a default. Officials have warned that the commonwealth's fiscal position remain dire. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 02: Pedro Feliciano #55 of the New York Mets pitches against the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field on August 8, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Mets defeated the Royals 4-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

Pedro Feliciano

Pedro Feliciano will most likely go down as one of the best Puerto Rican born relievers the Mets have had. If not, he will definitely go down as one of the most used relievers periods.

Feliciano was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico was one of the most reliable left-handed specialists in the game as no matter who the manager was for the Mets, they always called his name.

Feliciano led the Majors in appearances for three straight seasons from 2008-2010. Each year he would appear in more games than the next as he appeared in 86 games in 2008, 88 games in 2009, and a whopping total of 92 in 2010.

His best year for the Amazins came in 2009, as he pitched in 59.1 innings that year. He had an ERA of 3.03 and struck out 59 batters. 3 of the players on this list already were a key part to the 2006 NL East champion team and Feliciano is no different.

In 2006, Feliciano was able to win 7 games in relief as he would appear in 64 games. In 60.1 innings pitched he struck out 54 batters and had a career-low ERA of 2.09. Feliciano was just as clutch in the 2006 playoffs as across all rounds he had an ERA of 1.93, appearing in 3 games per series.

Although Feliciano would not appear in a Major League game again after 2013, Met fans appreciate the numerous times he would come into a game even if it was just to get one batter out. A lot of the time his mission was to get the best hitter out in crucial moments and was called upon a lot during the rivalry with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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