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Steven Matz was not the only impressive lefty the Mets signed as the deadline approached Monday night.  The team went out and spent $500,000 on 13th rounder Zach Dotson out of Georgia.

Mets Director of Amateur Scouting Rudy Terrassas on Dotson:

He’s a big strong, physical lefty.  He’s about 6’3” about 210 lbs.  His fastball has as good a life, and I’ve been scouting for 27 years, as I’ve ever seen.  It’s in that 88-92 range.  He’s got a feel a feel for the changeup, and he’ll flash you a pretty good breaking ball.  I’m real excited about him, just like I’m real excited about Steven Matz -  two lefthanders like that, that are young that have good stuff - they have good upside, both of those guys.


We saw him as a junior, we had him in a tryout camp, and that was the first thing I noticed - he had really good life on his fastball.  We saw him this year, right before the draft and we had him in a workout right before the draft, matter of fact, we had him here in Citi Field and he impressed everyone again

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