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Erik Van Norman Goeddel (born December 20, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Goeddel attended Bellarmine College Prep where Baseball America and Perfect Game USA ranked him the third-best high school baseball prospect in the United States and Canada. After going undrafted in the 2007 Major League Baseball draft, Goeddel enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he played college baseball for the UCLA Bruins. The New York Mets selected Goeddel in the 24th round of the 2010 MLB Draft. The Mets added Goeddel to their 40-man roster after the 2013 season. Goeddel played in the minors with the Gulf Coast League Mets, Savannah Sand Gnats, St. Lucie Mets, Binghamton Mets, and the Las Vegas 51s.
Goeddel was called up to the majors on September 1, 2014, and made his major league debut the same day, pitching in relief against the Miami Marlins in a 6-9 loss. Goeddel replaced Jeurys Familia with two on and one out in the eighth, and walked in the third run of the inning. Goeddel finished the season with a 2.70 ERA appearing in 6 games with 6.2 innings pitched getting 6 strikeouts with a WHIP of 1.050 while giving up 3 hits, 2 runs and 4 walks.
Goeddel was called up on April 7, 2015 with then-closer Jenrry Mejía going on the disabled list on April 5. On June 12, Goeddel was placed on the diable list with a right elbow strain. His spot on the roster was replaced by Danny Muno. He spent the majority of the season since the injury rehabbing with the Binghamton Mets. He was promoted back again on September 1 due to expanded rosters.
When the Mets reached the playoffs, Goeddel was placed on the roster for the NLDS making one appearance in game three in the top of the ninth inning giving up three runs in a 13-7 win for the Mets. While giving up the runs, he gave 4 hits, 1 home run while facing 4 batters. However, he was replaced by Sean Gilmartin to be on the roster for the NLCS. It was the only change made to the roster from the NLDS. Goeddel finished the season with 1-1 record, 2.43 ERA in 35 games with 33.1 innings pitched getting 34 strikeouts with a WHIP of 0.990 while giving up 24 hits, 9 runs, 1 home run and 9 walks.
Goeddel's brother Tyler is also a professional baseball player, currently an outfielder with the Philadelphia Phillies. The brothers' father, David Goeddel, is a pioneering biologist responsible for the development of both synthetic insulin and human growth hormone.
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