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Nelson Figueroa
Nelson Figueroa
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 723 of 1043 players
Nelson Figueroa
Born: May 18, 1974 at Brooklyn, N.Y.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.01 Weight: 155

Nelson Figueroa was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on April 11, 2008, April 12, 2008, and February 20, 2016.


First Mets game: April 2, 2008
Last Mets game: October 4, 2009

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Joe Figliola
April 3, 2008
Currently, his last name is as close as I will get to playing for the Mets!

Seriously, he did a nice job in a mop-up situation against Florida.

Gary from Chesapeake
April 3, 2008
I watched his Mets' debut over the Fox Florida Network and the Marlins' announcers were having a field day discussing Figueroa's career. In 2007, he pitched in the Mexican League in the Summer then transferred to the Taiwan League over the Winter where he was the League's MVP! You have to admire his perseverance and dedication to the game!

April 4, 2008
Welcome back Nelson. Hopefully this will end up being a feel good story for the season. A once promising Brooklyn native prospect dealt away 10 years ago returns to the Mets and helps ease the pain of Pedro missing two months.

I've got my fingers crossed on this one. Hopefully he can give us a few good starts and end up being a capable long man out of the pen. He's had such a weird couple of years, pitching in Mexico, the Caribbean League and even for the Long Island Ducks. It would be great for this to be a success and hopefully this won't be the second coming of Brian Lawrence.

April 12, 2008
So far so good. Hopefully there will be more solid starts to come so we never have to look at Nelson and see Brian Lawrence or Chan Ho Park or Jose Lima, but at the very least he was able to make a big league start in front of his family and friends for the team he grew up rooting for and was originally drafted by and was able to do very well against a tough Brewer lineup for his first big league win in years.

No matter what happens from here (and let's hope there's more good to come) that's the kind of memory that will last a lifetime so congratulations to Nelson.

April 14, 2008
Being an avid Met fan and a Uni-President Lions (a Taiwan professional team) fan, I am happy for Nelson that he is back in his home town, playing at the "Show" (I would not have been so kind, if he had been a part of the Evil Empire.)

He went over to Taiwan in mid-Sept of last year, literally carried his team into the Championship Series, where he won three games out of the four. From I understand, he is a converted Jew, and I was so worried during the Lions' stretch run that one of the games would fall into a Jewish holiday, preventing him from pitching. Lo and behold and they did not, and Nelson did not miss a game, and apparently his Koufax-like performance must have caught some eyes to take him back to the MLB.

April 24, 2008
Just a great story. What makes it even better is Casanova catching him. Two players drafted a long time ago by the Mets, both went on a baseball odyssey to return and triumph.

May 15, 2008
Mets designated Nelson for assignment. Why would the Mets keep someone on the team that has heart? Mets rather would rather have overpriced prima donnas. I hope Nelson gets picked up by a NL team and then beats the Mets.

October 11, 2009
Congrats to Nelson for his first complete game and first shutout.

Chris V.
October 19, 2009
I would rather gouge out my eyes than see Nelson Figueroa throw one more pitch for the Mets.

December 13, 2009
A real feel good story for a while in 2008. Local boy does good, Cinderella story, wonderful shots on TV of his excited family in Wagner's suite. I'm thinking to myself that this is catching lightning in a bottle a la Rick Reed, amazing how a guy with this talent just bounces around the sport like that. Then his ridiculous meltdown against the Nationals over their in-game behavior in the dugout. The polish wears off and then it all begins to make sense.

December 23, 2009
I agree with Bonbolito, on all points. This guy's behavior was actually worse than the Nationals was that day. It was embarrasing. Another poster said he'd rather stick pins in his eyes than see Figueroa throw one more pitch as a Met in 2010. I totally agree with that one as well.

April 4, 2010
It's nice to go into the season with everything looking up, and thankfully Omar wised-up and put Figueroa out with the trash. This guy's arm will never match up with his mouth, or his endless attempts at self-promotion. Now that his suit is pressed he can practice eating with chop-sticks and bowing to umpires, both skills will come in handy for his second career in Japan. Don't feel sorry for this clown, he'll make a ton of yen over there. His start against the Nats a few years back will always define who he was with the Mets, a wanna-be major-leaguer and first-class imbecile. Take your meaningless complete game shutout on the last day of the season and don't come back. Please, Bozo, don't come back.

April 9, 2010
I can't wait until he comes to Citi Field and blows a bunch of saves for the Philthies!

Larry Ojibe
May 28, 2010
This guy is a moron. He couldn't handle the Nats cheering. He can't take it that he's not good enough for the Mets and he made up a damn excuse that the Mets ruined his family life. If you don't like the life of a pro player, retire moron! Damn moron. What a damn moron.

Jonathan Stern
April 9, 2012
He attended my brother's alma mater, Brandeis University. Probably the only Brandeis alum to make it to the bigs.

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