Mets have Interest in Jeremy Jeffress.

According to Mark Feinsand the Mets are one of 10 teams that have at least some level of interest in RHP Jeremy Jeffress.

Jeffress is coming off a bounce back season after a bad 2019. In 2020 he pitched to a 1.54 ERA over 23.1 innings for the Cubs. He allowed just 10 hits over those innings, but did walk 12. His FIP was a lot higher at 4.09 and his K/9 was just 6.6.

In 2019 he was pretty bad with a 5.02 ERA over 52 innings. His FIP however was decent at 3.96. The year before he was dominant pitching to a 1.29 ERA in 76.1 innings. Over the last three seasons his ERA stands at 2.61, which is obviously very good.

Getting Jeffress will likely mean one of the RH arms will be gone. Obviously Jeffress his run prevention is solid but lack of Swing and Miss stuff, plus high walk rate is concerning to me. He does misses barrels, but also allows a ton of hard hit contact.

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With all that being said, his ERA over the last three years isn’t something to sneeze at. Getting him would definitely add another very good arm in a strong pen already.

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