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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 22)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date7-1-1994
Height6' 3"
Weight250 lbs
Age23 years, 4 months, 21 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2017 NYN MLB 14 9 48.0 3 6 0 62 35 36 11 .266 94 11.6 6.6 2.1 6.8 42% .342 .342 2.02 6.96 7.88 127 8.01 170.5 -1.3
CareerMLB14948.036062353611.2669411.66.62.16.842%.342.3422.026.967.881278.01170.5-1.3

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 KNG Rk 7 6 32.0 1 3 0 38 14 26 2 .264 112 10.7 3.9 0.6 7.3 46% .330 .269 1.62 4.19 5.62 107 5.95 113.3
2013 KNG Rk 11 11 69.0 8 1 0 53 12 62 6 .251 106 6.9 1.6 0.8 8.1 55% .255 .207 0.94 3.54 2.09 90 2.61 87.8
2014 SAV A 13 13 69.0 3 5 0 75 37 46 5 .256 102 9.8 4.8 0.7 6.0 57% .310 .290 1.62 4.97 4.83 116 8.11 123.5
2015 SAV A 6 5 33.7 4 0 0 28 7 33 0 .254 93 7.5 1.9 0.0 8.8 48% .301 .216 1.04 2.14 1.87 85 2.64 91.4
2015 BRO A- 3 2 12.3 0 2 0 15 8 13 0 .271 94 10.9 5.8 0.0 9.5 61% .395 .316 1.86 3.59 5.11 103 3.81 99.9
2015 MTS Rk 3 2 6.0 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 .267 102 3.0 1.5 0.0 7.5 73% .133 .110 0.50 2.13 0.00 88 3.26 97.9
2016 SLU A+ 25 25 134.0 10 9 0 125 51 95 6 .247 100 8.4 3.4 0.4 6.4 50% .287 .249 1.31 3.69 3.56 108 5.05 107.9
2017 NYN MLB 14 9 48.0 3 6 0 62 35 36 11 .266 94 11.6 6.6 2.1 6.8 42% .342 .342 2.02 6.96 7.88 127 8.01 170.5
2017 SLU A+ 3 3 12.7 0 0 0 12 3 13 1 .260 99 8.5 2.1 0.7 9.2 54% .306 .230 1.18 2.99 2.13 89 3.05 75.1
2017 BIN AA 7 7 48.7 6 1 0 28 7 50 4 .261 100 5.2 1.3 0.7 9.2 55% .203 .171 0.72 2.67 1.66 68 1.55 34.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2017 911 0.4720 0.4380 0.7995 0.6395 0.2578 0.8436 0.7016 0.2005
Career9110.4720.4380.79950.63950.25780.84360.70160.2005

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-29 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 NYN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 67 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by NY Mets 11/18/16. Re-signed by NY Mets 3/17.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2012 (14-440) (Newark Memorial HS, Calif.). $0.3744M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Chris Flexen is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessExpert FAAB Review: Week 26Mike Gianella2017-09-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21Mark Barry2017-08-25
Let It Eat: Bad BreaksBen Carsley2017-08-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 21Scooter Hotz2017-08-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Four Prospects to Sell or HoldBen Carsley2017-08-10
What You Need to Know: All Good Things Come to an EndStacey Gotsulias2017-08-03
Expert FAAB Review: Week 18Mike Gianella2017-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Chris FlexenWilson Karaman2017-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Chris FlexenJeffrey Paternostro2017-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 19Steve Givarz2017-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 13Wilson Karaman2017-07-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTDGX Transactions: Week 13J.J. Jansons2017-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: June 30, 2017Javier Barragan2017-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 29thSteve Givarz2017-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 7thSteve Givarz2017-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: June 2, 2017Javier Barragan2017-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, June 20thChristopher Crawford2016-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 27thChristopher Crawford2016-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: Florida State LeagueSteve Givarz2016-04-12
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Chris Flexen next Mets pitcher prospect that flies under the radar and becomes a solid big league pitcher?
(Xavier from Brooklyn)
Interesting name Xavier... I missed Flexen in his short time in High-A... He could be, a few industry guys have mentioned him previously. keep an out on Merandy Gonzalez and Christian James. don't know if they're under the radar though. (Javier Barragan)
2017-07-06 12:00:00 (link to chat)Anything of note with Chris Flexen?
(Dan from PITT)
So I saw him last week, and he'll be written up for BP Mets next week now that I am out of Midseason List hibernation. He's noteworthy now. Fastball up to 95 with plane. Commands it to both sides. Slider is potentially plus, curve isn't bad either. Change...well there was one good one. There's gonna be durability and health questions given his injury hitsory, but he's still younger than you think and pitching well in Double-A. Certainly a Mets Top 10 guy, and I might take him over Dunn if you asked me today. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Can Chris Flexen be a rotation piece by this time next year? Feel like he is under-discussed a bit and has flown under the radar, especially in a system that does well with pitchers of his type
(Dan from PITT)
I agree, and I've hyped him up a little along the way, but he keeps getting hurt. Stuff did jump this year in his cameo, though. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does it seem like the Reds did better in the Bruce trade because of the medical issue? Isn't Dilson Herrera > Brandon Nimmo + Chris Flexen?
(John from NJ)
So I have heard three different stories on who actually failed a medical in the deal. The only stuff I have seem officially reported was Nimmo and Wotell were in the deal, and then it was Herrera/Wotell. Read into that what you will. Personally, yeah I would prefer Herrera to Nimmo, but there isn't a huge difference, and Herrera being limited to 2B could be an issue for some teams (Mets included apparently). (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-02-25 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the Mets prospect who you thinks makes the biggest jump this year, both in your rankings and nationally (aside from Carpio)?
(Eric from Ramapo)
Lindsay could be a top 101 guy.

I will be writing about this soon, but I think I might already be too low on Ali Sanchez.

Chris Flexen is another one if he gets a full healthy season under his belt given the dearth or arms in this system. You also have all the 2015 prep arms. Max Wottell is the most interesting of the bunch. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2013-08-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Chris Flexen kind of a big deal or not really yet?
(Bill from LA)
Not so big that I could give you any insight on him myself, but I'd say the same for just about any 18-year-old in the Appy League. I just asked Mark Anderson, a member of our Prospect Staff, and here's what he said:

"I'm not sure I'd call him a big deal but he's a legitimate prospect. I've had reports of him reaching 94-95 a few times and sitting in the low-90s with some effort to the delivery. He's a big kid that doesn't have a ton of physical projection left, but he's also really young. I think it's a bullpen profile, but a profile that could be interesting in a couple of years."

My chats always get more interesting when I let other people pinch-hit. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Anything on Chris Flexen and Robert Whalen? Do they bring the heat like Harvey/Wheeler/Syndergaard?
(Sean from NY)
They may be ok, but can we really get to talk about how good Harvey/Syndergaard/Wheeler trio is going to be? (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you seen Chris Flexen and what are scouts saying about him?
(Frank from Canoga Park)
Honestly that's the first time I can remember seeing is name. (Harry Pavlidis)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Chris Flexen has thrown 911 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2017, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (87mph), also mixing in a Sinker (93mph), Change (83mph) and Curve (77mph).