Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 9/9/12
Where’s the hype? Luis Mateo, SP: Luis Mateo was a starting pitcher that was pegged to be a sleeper by many coming into this season. It is no wonder either because there’s a lot to like about Mateo — his frame (6’3”, 185 pounds), relatively young age (22 years old), and his stuff. Mateo sits at 95 MPH regularly (tops out at 97) and has a sharp slider. In the DSL last year, Mateo dominated by throwing 63 innings and striking out 85 while only walking 5. Those numbers earned him a ticket to Brooklyn this year. Mateo picked up exactly where he left off last season in Brooklyn this year. In 73.1 innings of work he produced 85 Ks, 9 BBs, a 2.45 ERA, and only gave up 2 HRs all year. Batters hit .210 off him and that includes righties only hitting .189 against him all year. He dominated righty batters in 55 innings with 63 Ks and only 4 BBs. The lack of walks is pretty outstanding: in a combined 136 innings in two seasons, Mateo has struck out 170 and walked only 14. For a young power pi...
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