Originally written March 18, 2013 on Mets360.com:
Steven Matz:  Was drafted in 2009, back when the Mets would sign free agents and forgo picks like it was going out of style.  He was their top pick in 2009 at 72nd overall.  The 18-year-old had GREAT potential but fell to the second round because of injury concerns and his value being boosted by some late growth in his senior year.  Turns out the injury risk was well deserved and he would not pitch for any significant time until he was 20.  At 20 in the rookie league of Kingsport, Steven Matz might have proven to be a legitimate prospect once again.  In 6 starts at the level, Matz sparkled: 29.0 IP, 16 Hits, 5 ER, 17 BBs and 34 Ks.  His K/9 was a healthy 10.6 and his WHIP was an equally healthy 1.138. Scouting: At 6’2” and approximately 195 Lbs Matz might be a LITTLE small by current MLB standards which usually see 6’3” starters but he’s not in the range where his size is a worry. Fastball: Fastball sits at 95 MPH and reach as high as 98 MPH on the gun.  For a lefty the speed is i...
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