Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/18/13
MMO Top Prospect – #10 Luis Mateo, RHP Luis Mateo is a name that most Mets fan know by now and that is definitely with good reason. Mateo was an international prospect who was not under the radar by any means, as he already had a history with the Giants and Padres before he ever came the Mets way. His deal with the Giants fell apart after bone chips were discovered in his elbow, while his deal with the Padres was voided he had falsified his age and was suspended after an investigation. After serving the suspension over that, he signed with the Mets in early 2011 and that’s where the story begins. Mateo had no further issues upon joining the organization  and immediately impressed with his overall domination of the Dominican Summer League. He started 13 games, and pitched 63 innings to the tune of a 2.00 ERA and a 0.778 WHIP, striking out 80 and allowing just one home run in his first pro season with the Mets. To put those numbers into perspective, take a look at the Mateo’s nine-inn...
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