I find it amazing how little attention RHP Luis Mateo gets when the topic of conversation is about the Mets’ best pitching prospects. If you didn’t know any better you would think that Zack Wheeler, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey and one or two others, were the only starting pitchers in the Mets minor league system.
So let me introduce you to rising star Luis Mateo, currently the hottest pitcher in the Mets organization. This very young and promising starter is off to a great start for Brooklyn:
Last night, the 22-year-old right-hander scattered only three hits while striking out six and walking none as his confidence rises with every passing dominant start. Through 17.2 innings this season, Mateo has allowed just one run on seven hits while walking two and striking out 22. His future in Brooklyn may be winding down and a promotion to Savannah could come as soon as next week – that’s if the higher-ups opt to wait that long.
As we wrote last week, Mateo, averaged 10.8 strike-outs per...