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Mike Pelfrey
Mike Pelfrey
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 537 of 1043 players
Michael Alan Pelfrey
Born: January 14, 1984 at Wright Patterson AFB, O.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.07 Weight: 190

Mike Pelfrey was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on January 14, 2007, September 30, 2013, and January 14, 2015.


First Mets game: July 8, 2006
Last Mets game: April 21, 2012

Winner of National League Player of the Week award, July 13, 2008. (New York Mets)

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David Klein
July 19, 2006
Looked a lot calmer, and had better command of his pitches in his second start. I was impressed with his guts, and his guile in big spots against hitters like Dunn and Griffey. Pelfrey's fastball is electric, and once he refines his offspeed pitches he'll be unhittable.

July 19, 2006
Mike's gonna be the future ace of this team sooner rather than later, hopefully he's up for the long haul this year.

Steve cohen
July 19, 2006
Best Mets pitching prospect since Kazmir, hopefully they don't trade him away like they did with Kazmir.

Shickhaus Franks
July 22, 2006
Mr. Pelfrey is starting to grow on me especially when he struck out Adam Dunn the other night. Just wondering who will draw the short straw when Pedro returns from the DL, him or John Maine? Also, who would win in a stick-out-your tongue contest, Pelfrey, Gene Simmons of KISS or former WWF champion Randy "Macho Man" Savage?

Jamey Bumbalo
September 28, 2006
Like Lastings Milledge, Pelfrey is not ready to play in the big leagues, and the Mets made a mistake in bringing him up. He needs a lot more seasoning in the minors. Future ace of the Mets? I don't know, but I hope he doesn't join the pantheon of Mets aces who never were.

April 27, 2007
Pelfrey may have been hammered in his past three starts, but I still think he has a future with us. He's had under two years of pro baseball experience under his belt and is being rushed. He clearly needs some innings in the Minors before making a big splash.

August 17, 2007
I agree that Pelfrey needs time in the minors to get some experience. He is young and will imporve with time.

Mets fan in Maine
October 13, 2007
Maybe it's not time to give up on Pelfrey yet, but he has not been impressive at all in his two partial seasons with the Mets. He didn't even pitch that well in AAA.

July 29, 2008
It looks like Big Pelf might have turned a corner. He has been pretty filthy the past six weeks or so and you can tell he is starting to get a swagger about him.

I hope I am not jinxing anything. Let's go Pelf, Let's go Mets.

August 28, 2008
Pelfrey has to be the Mets MVP for 2008. His turnaround coincides with the Mets turnaround and with Pedro and Maine on DL and bullpen falling apart. The Mets would not even be in contention if not for Pelfrey.

Mets fan in Maine
September 1, 2008
I have never been enthusiastic about Pelfrey; I thought that he had been given enough chances to prove himself and he hadn't done so. I'm happy to say it looks like I was wrong, because he sure has had a fine season. Hope he keeps it up.

George Kandakai
May 12, 2010
I have a jersey that says "Big Pelf". I think it's one of a kind, but I invite all to get one too and wear it to the games he pitches.

Jonathan Stern
May 2, 2011
All players have a tendency to, you know, say the words "you know" often during the course of an interview. But Mike Pelfrey is by far the worst at this (with David Wright a close second). Have a shot every time he says "you know." You'll be sloshed after one response.

During his rookie year, Pelfrey had a piece of blue plastic in his mouth every time he pitched to keep from grinding his teeth. It looked awful, like he had a rubber ball in his mouth. He doesn't do that now, thank God.

He's a cool customer. He acts the same with reporters win or lose. I hope he isn't so laid-back that he fails to make the most of his talent. Right now, it's hard to know which Mike Pelfrey you're going to get - the one that won fifteen games last year or the disappointment of 2009. Anyway, I'm pulling for him.

April 6, 2012
Will the real Mike Pelfrey please stand up?

It's time for Big Pelf to show who he really is as a pitcher. Is going to be the pitcher that pitched well in 2008 and won 15 games in 2010? Or is he going to be the pitcher that was lost in 2007, pitched poorly in 2009 and pitched less than decent in 2011? It seems that Pelfrey tends to pitch well during even numbered years. With this being said, should we all expect a big year from Big Pelf? Maybe that will happen if he stops trying to develop 10 new pitches every year and just focuses on the ones that brought him to the major leagues in the first place.

August 11, 2015
Safe to say Mike Pelfrey was ultimately a bust

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