|Win–loss record 3–3|
Role Baseball player
Salary 520,625 USD (2015)
Name Josh Edgin
Career start 2010
Weight 102 kg
Earned run average 3.20
Height 1.85 m
|Current team New York Mets (#66 / Pitcher)|
Education Francis Marion University, Ohio State University, Mercersburg Academy
Joshua Wayne Edgin (born December 17, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the New York Mets organization. He made his MLB debut in 2012. Before he began his professional career, he played college baseball at Ohio State University and Francis Marion University.
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Edgin attended high school at Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. There, he won the state championship in wrestling as a junior, finishing fourth in national competition. However, a torn labrum in his non-pitching shoulder forced him to give up wrestling, as he declined to have surgery to avoid missing the baseball season.
Edgin then enrolled at Ohio State University (OSU), where he played college baseball for the Ohio State Buckeyes baseball team, competing in the Big Ten Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I, in 2007 and 2008. At first a starting pitcher, OSU coaches began to use Edgin as a relief pitcher in his sophomore season.
The Atlanta Braves drafted him in the 50th round of the 2009 MLB Draft, 1,498th overall. However, the Braves did not sign him, as they had no minor league team to assign Edgin. Wanting an opportunity to start, Edgin transferred to Francis Marion University, where he pitched for the Francis Marion Patriots in NCAA's Division II in 2009 and 2010.
The Mets selected Edgin in the 30th round of the 2010 MLB Draft, 902nd overall, and he signed. Edgin split the 2010 season between the Kingsport Mets of the Rookie-level Appalachian League and the Savannah Sand Gnats of the Class-A South Atlantic League. He split the 2011 season between Savannah and the St. Lucie Mets of the Class-A Advanced Florida State League. The Mets invited him to spring training in 2012 after Tim Byrdak required surgery. They assigned him to the Binghamton Mets of the Class-AA Eastern League, where he served as the team's closer. After six appearances with Binghamton, the Mets promoted Edgin to the Buffalo Bisons of the Class-AAA International League.
Edgin was called up to join the Mets on July 13. He made his debut that same day against the Atlanta Braves. Edgin came in the fifth inning getting his first two strikeouts. Edgin allowed two runs and two hits in the six inning and getting only one strikeout, one of the two outs he recorded in the inning. Edgin stranded three runners in the fifth inning by striking out both Juan Francisco and Michael Bourn, but allowed a solo home run to Chipper Jones, and a double to Freddie Freeman in the sixth inning. On September 20, it was announced that Edgin would be shutdown after one more relief appearance due to his workload over the season.
Edgin finished the season with a 1-2 record, 4.56 ERA in 34 games in 25.2 innings pitched with 30 strikeouts with a WHIP of 1.130 while giving up 19 hits, 14 runs (13 of them earned), 5 home runs, and 10 walks.
Edgin made the Mets' roster for Opening Day in 2013. On April 27, Edgin was demoted to the Binghamton Mets to make room for Shaun Marcum on the roster. The reason he was demoted to Binghamton was because pitchers with the Las Vegas 51s were struggling. On May 14, he was promoted to the 51s. He returned to the Mets on June 9 with Collin Cowgill and Josh Satin as they replaced Ike Davis, Robert Carson, and Mike Baxter on the roster. On August 2, 2013, he was put on the disabled list for an expected four-to-six weeks after a stress fracture in a rib. His spot was replaced by Pedro Feliciano. On September 24, Jordany Valdespin was reinstated following his 50-game suspension for appearing in the Biogenesis clinic on August 5. Edgin was moved to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Valdespin on the roster. On October 31, Edgin was among seven players reactivated off of the disabled list.
Edgin finished the season with 1-1 record, 3.77 ERA in 34 games in 28.2 innings pitched with one save, 20 strikeouts with a WHIP of 1.326 while giving up 26 hits, 12 runs, 2 home runs, and 12 walks.
On August 27, it was revealed that Edgin that he had inflammation in his pitching elbow, but that he wasn't expected to miss any time due to the inflammation. On September 1, Edgin was diagnosed with bone spurs. A day later he received cortisone shots in his elbow. Edgin finished the season 1-0, 1.32 ERA in 47 games in 27.1 innings pitched with 28 strikeouts with a WHIP of 0.915 while giving up 19 hits, 6 runs (4 of them earned), 2 home runs, and 6 walks.
During spring training in 2015, doctors detected a bone chip in the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow in his left arm. He underwent Tommy John surgery to correct the condition, effectively ending his 2015 season. On April 6, he was officially placed on the 60-day disabled list to make room for César Puello on the 40-man roster and placing him on the 15-day disabled list.
On August 2, 2016 Edgin was recalled from the Las Vegas 51s to the Major Leagues. He finished the MLB season with 5.23 ERA over 10.1 innings.
Edgin was named to the Opening Day roster for the Mets in 2017. On July 30, he was designated for assignment.