Ugh… The Mets (42-46) look to bounce back against the Braves (44-45) tonight.Â In their way, will be (RHP) Jair Jurrjens.Â Here’s the skinny on Jurrjens (7-7 2.91 ERA, 1.27 WHIP)…
Full Name: Â Jair Francoise Jurrjens
Born: Â January 29,1986 Â inÂ Curacao, Netherlands
Height: Â 6-1Â Â Weight: Â 160Â Â Bats: Â RightÂ Â Throws: Â Right
High School: Â -
College: Â None
Drafted: Â Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Tigers in 2003
Career Record – (23-18 3.51 ERA, 1.31 WHIP)
Â Per MLB.com,
Jurrjens seeks to start the second half the same way he ended the first half — with a win. The Curacao native was one of the NL’s best hurlers in the first half, posting a 2.91 ERA but having just seven wins to show for it because of little run support. Jurrjens beat the Rockies on July 11 for his second win of the month after going winless in June. He went 7 2/3 innings and allowed two earned runs against the Mets on May 12.
Previous 2 starts per Foxsports,
Mon. Jul 6, 2009 – Jurrjens took the loss against the Cubs on Monday, giving up four runs and seven hits over six innings. Jurrjens issued three walks and struck out just one.
Jurrjens allowed a pair of runs in each of the first two innings, but to his credit he did settle down a bit, retiring the final eight batters he faced.(RotoWire, 6:41:14 PM)
Wed. Jul 1, 2009 – Jurrjens held the Phillies to one run on one hit and four walks in seven innings Wednesday.
Jurrjens carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning before Paul Bako singled with two outs. Jurrjens responded by striking out the pinch-hitting Matt Stairs before Kris Medlen entered to start the eighth. He has struck out six in each of his last three starts.(RotoWire, 7:05:55 PM)
Scouting Report courtesy of sportsnet.ca,
Assets – A good control pitcher. Uses several fastballs well, and a curve that is more of a cutter. Keeps the ball around the plate and knows how to get people out.
Flaws – Has a slight build that makes him a bit of a wear-and-tear risk.
Control: Walks compared to batters faced.
k-Rating: Strikeouts compared to batters faced.
Efficiency: Similar to WHIP, a higher rating for pitchers allowing less baserunners per inning pitched.
- On October 29, 2007, Jurrjens and outfielder Gorkys Hernandez were traded to the Atlanta Braves for shortstop Edgar RenterÃa. Jurrjens was listed by Baseball America as the Braves’ 3rd-best prospect entering the 2008 season.
- Jurrjens is 3rd in Games Started in the NL with 19.
-According to baseball-reference, through the age of 22, Jurrjens is mostÂ comparedÂ with Roger Clemens.