Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/15/12
Would you believe there is a 24th round pick in the Mets organization that you should care about? Believe it. Meet Erik Goeddel. At 6’3” and 185 lbs, Erik Goeddel was drafted in the 24th round of the 2010 MLB draft, and the Mets paid over-slot for this kid by far. He ended up getting paid $350,000 – more than anyone received in that round. In fact, Goeddel received double what anyone else in that round got. See, now I know I have your interest – the Mets overpaying for a draft pick recently? Yeah. He is worth your attention for a multitude of reasons. The talented right-hander throws four quality pitches: A fastball, curve, slider, and change-up. His fastball is his best pitch, as he can ramp it up to 95 on occasion and it sits at 92-93 throughout an entire game. It shows occasional sink based on his arm slot and he backs it up with what I have heard to be a plus curveball. His slider receives mixed reviews, and his changeup is passable more often than not. Upon further investigatio...
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