Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/26/11
I was able to interview Akeel last week and he was nice enough to answer some questions for our readers. This is what he had to say: Petey:  First of all Akeel, congratulations on a terrific season in 2011. Your development over the last two seasons has been fun to watch and you have been making great progress. Thank you so much for sharing a little of your time. The readers at Mets Merized Online will really enjoy reading about you and getting to know a little bit more about one of our future Mets. When the Mets drafted you in the 10th round of the 2010 MLB Player Draft, how did you first hear about it, and what was that feeling like? Akeel:  When I was drafted, the first person I heard it from was from my mom. She was following the draft all day. I felt pretty good about it at that time because I know I had an opportunity to play pro baseball now. Petey:  Is there one person, a coach, a friend or family member, or even another player, who you learned the most from, or who inspir...
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