Jeff Brigham: Mets Relief Pitcher (2023)

Jeff John Brigham
was born February 16th, 1992, in Federal Way, Washington.

The six-foot right hander attended the University of Washington & was a fourth-round pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014. In 2015 he was part of a multi-player three team deal with the Dodgers, Marlins & Braves landing with the Marlins.

MLB Career: Brigham was a September callup & made his first start on September 2nd taking a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in Florida.

 In his second start he took a 5-2 loss to the Mets at Citi Field, giving up three of those runs,
including a solo HR to Tomas Nido. He went 0-4 on the season with a 6.06 ERA.

In 2019 Brigham was used a reliever, seeing the most action of his career appearing in 32 games. He was 3-2 with a 4.46 ERA, finishing off 22 games. In the Covid-19 2020 season he only pitched one inning with the Marlins & then missed all of 2021 with injuries. He was outrighted then resigned by the Marlins. He went 3-3 at AAA Jacksonville then pitched in 16 games for the Marlins (0-1) with a 3.38 ERA.

In November 2022 Brigham was traded along with Elieser Hernandez to the New York Mets for a player to be named later.

Mets Career: He started the year At AAA Syracuse, where he would spend parts of the season going up & down from the Mets. There Brigham appeared in ten games going 0-1 with an 11.00 ERA. With the Mets he made for April appearances, getting credit for a hold.

In May he collected two more holds. On May 27th in Colorado, Justin Verlander gave up six runs, the Mets came back & went ahead. But in the 7th inning Brigham served up a two run HR to Ryan McMahon taking the loss. On June 25th, he had a horrific outing in Philadelphia, where he hit two batters with the bases loaded & walked in yet another run, blowing a lead, taking another loss.

Over the final three months of the season, he pitched mostly at AAA Syracuse. In an early August game he was ejected from a game for having a sticky substance on his hands.

On August 30th, he came into a tied game with Texas in the top of the 9th inning. He pitched two
scoreless innings & earned the win when Aroldis Chapman hit DJ Stewart with a pitch allowing Jeff McNeil to score. On September 21st, he served up a 6th inning HR to the Phillies Nick Catellanos at Philadelphia blowing a 4-4 tie leading to the loss.

In 37 appearances he was 1-3 with a 5.26 ERA, striking out 42, walking 18 & serving up five HRs in 37.2 innings of work for the fourth place Mets (75-87). After the season he was granted free agency.

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