Josh Edgin, Relief Pitcher, New York Mets, #66
Date of Birth: 12/17/1986
Birthplace: Lewistown, Pennsylvania
College: The Ohio State University
Josh Edgin, relief pitcher for the New York Mets, began as a starting pitcher at college but was moved to the bullpen. He was first drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2009 but he opted instead to continue playing at The Ohio State University. A year later, he was drafted by the Mets. He pitched in the Mets' minor league system in 2010 and 2011.
Edgin pitched in 34 games with the Mets in 2012. He finished with a 4.56 ERA in 25.2 innings. He also pitched in 41 games in the minors. The following season, he spent time on the DL with a rib stress fracture. He had a 3.77 ERA in 34 games with the Mets in 2013.
In 2014, Edgin pitched in a career high 47 games. He had a career low ERA of 1.32 in 27.1 innings. He had Tommy John surgery in the Spring of 2015 and he missed the entire season.
Edgin spent most of the 2016 season on the DL, recovering from his surgery, and in the minors. He pitched just 10.1 innings in 16 games with the Mets.
The Mets designated Edgin for assignment on July 30, 2017.
Career pitching statistics for Edgin through 2016 include:
- 131 games played
- 92.0 innings pitched
- 4-3 win-loss record
- 89 strikeouts to 34 walks
- 3.42 ERA