Non Roster Invitee: Kiko Calero – Mets

Sports - May 25, 2007It feels almost silly to have to mention that Kiko Calero is a non roster invitee considering he appeared in 67 games for the Florida Marlins and had a 1.95 ERA.

It’s not that those numbers were believed to be a fluke it’s just most teams (for unknown reasons to me) were scared off of the idea of signing Calero over concerns about the health of his arm.

Calero as a non roster invitee is a great move on the part of the Mets. Calero has proved to be a reliable arm out of the pen with only one season of an ERA abouve 4, and that same 2007 season being the lone time his WHIP topped 1.30.

In 7 big league seasons spent between St. Louis, Oakland and Florida he’s pitched 302.2 innings and has a 3.24 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. Batters have combined to hit just .217 against him, again with the bulk of that being in 2007.

Calero has done nothing to prove he’s not ready for the 2010 season and all signs point to him being one of the key cogs in the Mets bullpen.

Non-Roster Invitees
Pitchers B/T Ht Wt DOB
90 Travis Blackley L/L 6-3 205 11/04/82
94 Kiko Calero R/R 6-1 210 01/09/75
64 Elmer Dessens R/R 5-11 200 01/13/71
36 R.A. Dickey R/R 6-2 215 10/29/74
93 Jack Egbert L/R 6-3 220 05/12/83
43 Josh Fogg R/R 6-0 205 12/13/76
68 Bobby Livingston L/L 6-3 205 09/03/82
32 Arturo Lopez L/L 5-10 185 02/22/83
76 Jenrry Mejia R/R 6-0 160 10/11/89
70 Carlos Muniz R/R 6-1 190 03/12/81
77 Eric Niesen L/L 6-0 185 09/04/85
47 Hisanori Takahashi L/L 5-10 170 04/02/75
Catchers B/T Ht Wt DOB
72 Kai Gronauer R/R 6-1 205 11/28/86
73 Luke Montz R/R 6-2 225 07/07/83
71 Mike Nickeas R/R 6-0 210 02/13/83
74 Francisco Pena R/R 6-2 230 10/12/89
73 Shawn Riggans R/R 6-2 200 07/25/80
Infielders B/T Ht Wt DOB
65 Russ Adams L/R 6-0 200 08/30/80
22 Jolbert Cabrera R/R 6-2 205 12/08/72
67 Mike Cervenak R/R 5-11 195 08/17/76
78 Ike Davis L/L 6-4 215 03/22/87
10 Andy Green R/R 5-10 180 07/07/77
80 Luis Hernandez S/R 5-10 180 06/26/84
66 Mike Hessman R/R 6-5 215 03/05/78
35 Mike Jacobs L/R 6-3 215 10/30/80
79 Ruben Tejada R/R 5-11 160 10/27/89
Outfielders B/T Ht Wt DOB
2 Frank Catalanotto L/R 6-0 195 04/27/74
62 Jesus Feliciano L/L 5-10 190 06/06/79
91 Kirk Nieuwenhuis L/R 6-3 210 08/07/87

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