Originally written January 28, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
I was reading this article by John Sickels over at Minor League Ball and it got me thinking about the grade “C” of the Mets who I really like for 2012 and think could have potential breakouts, or in other words some pretty deep sleepers to keep an eye on. 1. Chase Huchingson, LHP: 7-2, 1.82 ERA, 84 IP, 91/25 K/BB (Savannah) He was signed to a big time program coming out of high school (Arizona State), drafted 34th round, didn’t sign, things fell through with ASU, he wound up in the JUCO ranks, got drafted in the 23rd round, didn’t sign, and then never got drafted again. Not the fairy tale route to being a real prospect, but crazier things have happened in sports. I have seen his fastball listed as anywhere from the high-80′s to 93 mph and there is a big difference between those numbers, but all reports suggest his fastball plays up because of deception. Deception coupled with being left-handed makes his fastball at least average even in the high 80′s, which are the reports I tend to...
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