Originally written February 11, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
I had the chance to talk to New York Mets left-handed pitching prospect Jack Leathersich last week before he heads off to Port St. Lucie for the start of Spring Training. After being taken by the Mets in the 5th round of the 2011 MLB draft, Jack has now completed two solid and exciting years as a pro, and has quickly risen up the ranks of many a Mets top prospects list. The talented southpaw has posted some dazzling strikeout numbers at each level as he quickly moves through the Mets system. Jack, 22, is a well grounded young man who loves the game and has a profound respect for the art of pitching. He sees each new challenge as another opportunity to learn more about his craft and improving his approach. In my conversation with him, I could tell how important winning was to him and he often mentioned how much he wants to help his teammates and the team succeed. In our interview, we discussed how far he has come in the last two years in terms of his development and what his goals ar...
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