Mike Newman, of scoutingthesally.com, has a very interesting post on Mets RHP prospects Kyle Allen and Jeurys Familia. Newman compares the two by age, physical projection, mound presence, and overall stuff. As Newman says, it is impressive "how close these two prospects really are." Newman also believes that he would have both Allen and Familia in his Mets Top 10, and that they would be no more than one slot apart.
This is a very encouraging for Mets fans. Two young, big, strong, hard throwing RHPs with a lot of potential is definitely a good thing. They are under the radar as far as prospect status, but with continued development, they will both start to earn national prospect recognition.
TH: It comes down to the following line in Newman's report for me: "Familia's fastball had the best combination of velocity and movement I saw this season."
- Newman sees a ton of SAL baseball, so that's really high praise.
-The fastball is the first thing I look at in evaluating a RHP prospect, and it's the reason I have Familia ahead of Allen in my Top 41 which will start after the New Year.