Christopher John Flexen
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 215 lb.
- High School Newark Memorial High School
- Debut July 27, 2017
Starting pitcher Chris Flexen began his professional career in 2012 at 17 years old.
He was drafted by the New York Mets in the 14th round of the 2012 amateur draft; the scout was Jim Blueberg. With the Kingsport Mets that year, he was 1-3 with a 5.62 ERA in 7 games (6 starts). Back with Kingsport in 2013, he was 8-1 with a 2.09 ERA in 11 starts to earn Topps Appalachian League Player of the Year and Topps Short-Season/Rookie All-Star honors. In 2014, he was 3-5 with a 4.83 ERA in 13 starts for the Savannah Sand Gnats.
He made his major league debut for the Mets against the San Diego Padres on July 27, 2017. He gave up 4 runs in 3 innings to be charged with a 7-5 loss. He picked up his first win and his first major league hit in the same game, on August 8th against the Texas Rangers as he pitched 5 2/3 innings in a 5-4 win.