Chris Flexen

Position: RHP
Born: 07/01/94
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 235
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 14th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYM).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
6-1 with a 1,76 ERA in 10 starts, two of them complete games and one a seven-inning shutout Juine 7, between St. Lucie (High A) and Binghamton (Double-A), striking out 63 and walking 10 in 61 1/3 innings, allowing 40 hits for a .183 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Binghamton on July 27, when 1B Lucas Duda was traded to the Rays.
MLB Debut Date: 07/27/17

Debut Details
July 27, in a 7-5 loss to the Padres. The starting pitcher, he took the loss, allowing four runs, three of them earned, on five hits over three innings, walking four and striking out two. Of 69 pitches thrown, 44 were for strikes. In the first inning, Manuel Margot led off with a home run to left field. Carlos Asuaje then walked on four pitches and Wil Myers followed with a single to left field. After Hunter Renfroe grounded out to third advancing the runners to second and third, Flexen managed to avoid more ERA damage in the inning: Cory Spangenberg reached base on a fielder's choice and Myers advanced to third as the Mets opted to go for Asuaje at home. Though he was called safe, the Mets challenged and the call was overturned with Asuaje called out. With Jabari Blash up at the plate, Myers then stole home and was nailed at the plate. This time, the Padres challenged the call but it was upheld and the inning was over on the 2-4-2 play. In the second inning, Blash led off by singling to center, Dusty Coleman was hit by a pitch and Luis Torrens walked to load the bases with no outs. After Luis Perdomo struck out looking, Margot the lashed a bases-clearing double to center. Asuaje then walked but Myers hit an infield fly pop to second and Renfroe lined out to right. In the third, Spangenberg walked to lead off the inning before Blash Struck out swinging. Coleman then singled to center but Torrens grounded into an inning-ending 6-3 double play to mark the end of Flexen's night.

Player Notes
Flexen, who was drafted out of high school in Newark, Calif., has dazzled during most of his brief career thus far, earning the call without yet having made his Triple-A debut. Ranked No. 22 by Baseball America coming into the 2017 season, it's likely he'll rank higher next winter if he retains rookie eligibility this summer. Armed with a fastball in the low 90s, a cutter and a curveball still something of a work in progress, he's been as dominant this first half of the season as he's ever been. In 2016, his first full season after coming back from 2014 Tommy John surgery, he went 10-9 with a 3.56 ERA at St. Lucie (High A), striking out 95 and walking 51 while allowing 125 hits in 134 innings, a span of 25 starts. Before shorter stints in 2014 and 2015, due to the surgery, he'd gone 8-1 with a 2.09 ERA in 11 starts, two of them shutouts, at Kingsport (Rookie League), fanning 62 and walking 12 in 69 innings while allowing 53 hits. Overall, in 78 pro games, he's combined for a 3.28 ERA and struck out 343 in 417 1/3 innings, walking 140 and allowing 376 hits for a .239 BAA, tossing five complete games, four of them shutouts.