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As I strolled into the Mets minor league camp today, the first rounds of intersquad games were under way. I was really focused on getting a good look at the pitchers today, and got some good video of a number of guys. I was impressed by some of the arms I saw, and was equally disappointed in others. Here are some of the notes I took from today's action:

- Matt Harvey showed why the Mets selected him in the first round. His fastball sat comfortably at 93-95mph with life in the zone. His front side flew open when he tried to overthrow the baseball, but he showed clean and easy mechanics. He threw a power slider (82-84 mph) with good tilt and late bite, and commanded it well. His curveball (80-81) was his best offspeed offering. It had hard two-plane break to it with very tight spin and hard downward break. He also showed a potential plus change-up (83-84), with good arm speed, fade, and sink. His demeanor on the mound was outstanding as well.

- Steven Matz, who did not pitch today, told me he has had a couple of minor setbacks in his rehab stint, but he is on schedule to pitch later this summer for a short-season team.? He will be staying in PSL for extended spring training.

Tags: Armando Rodriguez, Brad Holt, Eric Beaulac, Francisco Pena, Kyle Allen, Mark Cohoon, Matt Harvey, Scott Moviel, Steve Matz
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With the big leaguers over in Orlando taking on the Braves, the complex was all about the minor leaguers today. Mets CEO Fred Wilpon was cruising around the complex, being driven on a golf cart. Here are some of my notes from today's workouts:

- Albert Cordero had been battling an illness, but told me he is go to go today...

- Darrell Ceciliani is very talkative and always smiling, but is all business when he has a bat in his hands. He looks to be having a ton of fun. He had an impressive round of BP, spraying line drives to all fields.

Tags: Albert Cordero, Darrell Ceciliani, Francisco Pena, Juan Urbina, Matt Harvey, Robbie Shields, Scott Moviel
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AA: Harrisburg Senators 5, @ Binghamton Mets 3

Good first: Zach Lutz (.297/.417/.645) was 2-4 with a pair of home runs.? That's seven homers in seven games since returning from a broken foot for the 24-year old.? In his seven games since his return, he's up to .448 (13-for-29) with three doubles, seven jacks, four walks and five strikeouts for a triple slash line of .448/.515/1.276.? That's just ridiculous.? Seriously, he was coming back from a broken foot.

Michael Antonini (6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR) had a nice start sqandered by the 'pen.? If you want to be optimistic about Antonini, you point out that he has a 4.1 K/BB (106/26) ratio at AA.? If you want to be a pessimist, you'll point out that he'll be 25 on Friday.? Happy Birthday, and all that, in case we forget.

Tags: Binghamton Mets, Kyle Allen, Savannah Sand Gnats, Scott Moviel, St. Lucie Mets, Zach Lutz, Toby Hyde
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So, I didn't write about games this weekend.? Rather than do recaps, I want to pick out important stories for prospects at each of the full-season affiliates.

Friday: Daytona Cubs 7, @ St. Lucie Mets 0Saturday: Daytona Cubs 10, St. Lucie Mets 3Sunday: Daytona Cubs 6, @ St. Lucie Mets 1.

Lutz is BackAfter five games in the GCL, Zach Lutz moved up to St. Lucie with an 0-4 Sunday in his return from his left foot fracture, which has put him on the shelf since May 25.? Technically, he was activated off the Binghamton DL and then transferred to St. Lucie, so he now counts against St. Lucie's active 25 man roster.? Lutz, you might recall, hit a beastly .307/.447/.600 with six home runs, 17 walks and 21 strikeouts in 21 games in April before suffering through a .196/.317/.353 with 2 home runs 7 walks and 15 strikeouts in 14 games in May.? Overall, he was bopping along at a .262/.396/.500 rate.

Tags: Kyle Allen, Scott Moviel, St. Lucie Mets, Wilmer Flores, Zach Lutz, Toby Hyde
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