It 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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|