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Steve Matz

Thursday,?in his third start of the 2014 season, and his second straight against the Fort Myers Miracle, LHP Steven Matz took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The only two hits he allowed all night were a bunt single and a bloop into right. His pitching line: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K and 11 groundball outs.

In three starts this year in St. Lucie, Matz has allowed five runs, four earned in 18 innings for a 2.00 ERA. He's struck out 17 and walked only three, on his way to a 24 percent strikeout rate and a 4 percent walk rate. For reference, in 2013, in the South Atlantic League, he struck out 29 percent of opposing hitters and walked 9 percent.

Last week, Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen compared Matz to Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw. There's obviously some hyperbole in comparing a pitcher in advanced Single-A with the best lefthander in baseball over the last five years, and one of the game's top five pitchers overall, but his excitement is understandable.

Tags: Analysis, Hot Sheet, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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This is a fun time of Spring Training, when top prospects get to throw in big league games before teams tighten up their rosters to more closely reflect their regular season 25-man personnel.

FridayRafael Montero: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Montero was 91-93 in his two innings of work. He used his changeup at 87-88, and one at 84, early in counts at 1-0, 0-1 and 1-1 to set up his fastball.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Rafael Montero, Spring Training, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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- Steven Matz had knee surgery in October, reports Adam Rubin at ESPNNY.

- Rob and Friends at Amazin' Avenue finished their Top 25 Mets Prospect list. It comes with lots of good research.

- The Minor Leaguers are working hard in STEP camp, and at least one is tired.

Tags: Links, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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Marc Carig at Newsday catches up on the Steven Matz story. Short version: he was healthy, and very good in 2013 for the first time since 2010 Tommy John surgery.

The best quote comes from a "rival evaluator:"

"He definitely has a chance... [His] stuff is good enough. He's definitely back on the radar.".
Tags: Steve Matz, Toby Hyde

At Baseball Prospectus, Jason Parks and friends put together a list of Prospects who exceeded their expectations in 2013. It's a list skewed in favor of younger players at lower levels as six of the 10 guys played in the South Atlantic League and just two of the players saw time in AA.

I have a few issues with the writeup on Matz.

Chris Mellon begins:

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@ Savannah Sand Gnats 2, Hagerstown Suns (WAS) 0?

Steven Matz was not quite as good as he was in the Gnats' series clinching win over Augusta, but he was plenty tough enough Friday as the Gnats beat the Suns 2-0 to take the SAL Championship Series 3-1 for their first title in 17 years.

Gnats pitching did not allow a run in the final 19 innings of the championship series or in 27 innings at home in the playoffs. The Gnats allowed just two runs in the final 27 innings of the championship series, which turned into three wins.

Tags: Playoffs, Savannah Sand Gnats, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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Sunday:Savannah 2 @ Augusta GreenJackets 1 (7 innings)@ Augusta GreenJackets 7, Savannah Sand Gnats 6 (7 innings)

The Gnats and GreenJackets were rained out of a doubleheader on both Friday and Saturday nights, but settled for two games on Sunday. They'll try for two again on Monday with 60% chances of rain every hour beginning at 4 pm.

When they actually played baseball on Sunday, Brandon Nimmo continued his very strong August: he was 1-for-4 with an RBI single in game one with a pair of strikeouts and a perfect 2-for-2 with a double, two walks and two RBI (and no strikeouts) in game two. His 3-for-6 day raised his August line to .358/.514/.491 with 15 BB and 16 K in 16 games. His .358 batting average in August is his highest in any month this year. Moreover, his secondary skills are his best as well, with his close to 1:1 K/BB ratio, his lower strikeout rate, and .133 isolated slugging percentage, which would be his best in any month in 2013. Overall, his .760 OPS is the highest it has been since June 24th.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Savannah Sand Gnats, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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The RainGoing back through last Friday, this team has played and finished just six games in 10 days. It's hardly the worse example of rain impacting a baseball season, my point is just that there is a limited amount things can change when the team plays circles the starting rotation just once in a week and a half.

Steven Matz is LegitMatz threw Sunday, and put up, by his recent standards, an uninspiring line: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K.

In five starts since the SAL All-Star Break, he has put up a 1.45 ERA in 31 innings with a K/BB ratio of 30/12 while allowing opponents to hit .139/.239/.168. The only eery note in there is the walks, as he's walking opponents at a 10% rate. He's whiffing opponents at a 26% rate. He's doing it mostly with his fastball (92-96, sitting 93-ish) and changeup, which has a chance to be a plus pitch. He's still working on repeating his slider release point.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Philip Evans, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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Saturday: @ Lexington Legends 2, Savannah Sand Gnats 0 ?Sunday: @ Lexington Legends 4, Savannah Sand Gnats 3?

22-year-old Steven Matz on Saturday: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 9 K. You want to know what it looks like when a pitching prospect starts to really get it? Maybe this. Matz' last two starts: 11.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 19 K. He's been throwing his fastball 92-96 mph to go along with a changeup at 83-86. I do not know how much he threw his slider on Saturday, but in his last start at home, he only threw the pitch four times. I'm a broken record on this, but he will need to throw the pitch more as he moves up. Matz has more than enough raw stuff to succeed in the big leagues someday. The most optimistic projection I have heard from a scout was a #2 level starter.

A 1-for-9 weekend, and a 2-for-18 in the first four games out of the All-Star Break have taken 20-year-old CF Brandon Nimmo to .285/.384/.391 in his 46 games in Savannah.

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A: Savannah Sand Gnats 8, @ Greenville Drive (BOS) 3?

Brandon Nimmo, who had been out of action since April 29, returned to the lineup, hitting second, playing centerfield. He was 0-for-5 with a strikeout. Nimmo was originally sidelined by a bruised left hand, and then kept out of action for another two weeks or so with a strained glute.

Steven Matz started and went only three innings and one batter before leaving with a blister problem. Yes, only a blister. His line: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K.

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A+: @ St. Lucie Mets 17, Palm Beach Cardinals 1?

The Mets had a four-run inning, a five-spot and a six-pack. So that's cool.

However, the most important thing was another dominant starts from RHP Noah Syndergaard (pictured): 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K. Since a three-inning mess against Fort Myers on April 18, Syndergaard has gone six innings or more in each of his last four starts for a combined line of: 0.69 ERA, 26 IP, 20 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 23 K, 97 TBF. The scouting reports see big-time potential here.

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A+: @ St. Lucie Mets 5, Bradenton Marauders 2?

LF Dustin Lawley was 2-for-3 with a pair of homers and a walk to sink the Marauders. The 24-year old is now hitting .184/.244/.421 in 20 games with St. Lucie. He's a strong dude, and eight of his 14 hits have gone for extra bases. Still, this is a complicated swing that makes him unlikely to hit for enough average to provide value on the corners above AA.

After a lost 2012 (.194/.276/.270 in 76 games in Savannah) C Albert Cordero was 2-for-4 with a stolen base (! - he's not fast) to push his little hitting streak to five games and his batting line to .294/.333/.382 in nine games. Cordero is now 23, but is a fine defensive catcher with a strong arm. He just needs to hit a little bit to stay employed playing baseball for a long time.

Tags: Jayce Boyd, Savannah Sand Gnats, St. Lucie Mets, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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- MiLB.com has some quick hits from a Kevin Plawecki interview. There's some nice stuff about communicating with his spanish-speaking pitchers, and his swing.

He described his swing:

I?m just making sure my hands are on time and I?m in synch with my lower half. When I get in trouble is when I start lunging. I need to let the ball travel, let it come to me. I get too overanxious. I?m trying to limit that. It?ll happen. That?s baseball.
- At ESPNNY, Adam Rubin does his Farm Report on Steven Matz. He also notes that Michael Fulmer was scheduled to throw an inning in an intra-squad game on Wednesday and SS Amed Rosario is "wowing onlookers."

Tags: Kevin Plawecki, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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A+: Fort Myers Miracle (MIN) 14, @ St. Lucie Mets 1?

The Miracle improved to 14-1 by knocking around Mets' pitching for 14 runs on 18 hits and six (!) homeruns. Angel Cuan took much of the abuse: 3.1 IP, 11 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 1BB, 2 K, 4 HR.

3B Aderlin Rodriguez was 0-for-4 to snap his streak of three straight games with a homer.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Kevin Plawecki, Savannah Sand Gnats, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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A+: @ Bradenton Marauders (PIT) 4, St. Lucie Mets 3

Noah Syndergaard: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 8 K. Syndergaard faced just one over the minimum through three innings, despite issuing a walk in boht the second and third innings, but walked in a run in the fourth and gave up a couple of singles that turned into a run in the fifth. He threw 55% of his pitches (46 of 83) for strikes. Obviously, his control was not really sharp. On the other hand, the eight strikeouts speak to the quality of his stuff. Harnessing it is really what the minors are all about.

Michael Baron reports that there was a benches' clearing incident involving C Cam Maron, but, no surprise, the Marauders' game story does not mention it.

Tags: Noah Syndergaard, Savannah Sand Gnats, St. Lucie Mets, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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A: @ Rome Braves 6, Savannah Sand Gnats 3?

The most important story in the Mets system in Saturday night's games: Steven Matz's full-season debut. I watched?most of this start on the Rome Braves' video feed. His line: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K. Matz (pictured) held the Braves off the scoreboard through the first four innings, but left two runners on base via a double and a walk in the fifth, and Jake Keubler allowed both to score. Matz threw a lot of fastballs. The good news: the pitch was very lively. He induced lots of swings and misses and late swings that turned into foul balls. However, his command of the offering appeared spotty.

He really did not throw many breaking balls. In the span of watching a few innings I saw one good slider, and one more that looked more like a curve. The slider I remember, was buried, but the movement was tight. It would be more surprising if he could throw his off-speed pitches for strikes. There were a few pitches that the Rome broadcaster described as two-seamers, and I wonder if a few of them were actually changeups, but I could not be sure over video.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Savannah Sand Gnats, St. Lucie Mets, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=25716835

Short version: if he stays healthy, he could be really good.

Tags: Steve Matz, Video, Toby Hyde

Saturday was the first official day of pitchers and catchers who are in STEP Camp. Position players, while they're all in town, do not report until the 27th and had the day off Saturday.

So, what happened? A little stretching, a little throwing, a little running, some PFP (Pitcher fielding practice) and some BP (batting practice).

 

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Spring Training, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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Instructional League started for the Mets a week ago. It's basically like spring training in the fall for the team's better prospects who can expect to start 2013 at St. Lucie and below, which includes Savannah, Brooklyn and Kingsport, or were drafted in 2012. Guys who have been around for a few years and are looking at AA for next year, including college pitchers who were drafted before 2012, do not usually go to instructs.

There are drills and fundamentals work in the morning. Some days the guys play split-squad games and sometimes they make the drive down to Jupiter to play the Marlins or Cardinals or host one of those teams in Port St. Lucie.

Instructs does not generate any useful statistics, but who attends instructs is the first valuable piece of information, and sometimes updated scouting reports are illuminating. Also, often position switches begin in instructs where there is the time to really teach and drill.

Tags: Aderlin Rodriguez, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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R: @ Greeneville Astros 7, Kingsport Mets 4?

Steven Matz did not start. Instead, Persio Reyes took his spot in the rotation. According to K-Mets manager Jose Leger, Matz has been shut down for a few days as he "was feeling some muscle tightness. His shoulder was tight and so was his trap." He has not thrown in the last week, and will not until his muscle relaxes and loosens up. In his last 18 innings in the Appalachian League, Matz had 23 strikeouts and eight walks, while allowing just five hits and zero runs. Matz has made a pretty exciting return from Tommy John surgery with better velocity than the pre-surgical version of himself, but while this does not sound too serious yet, any shutdown, for a guy who has had multiple ones already, is concerning.

Gavin Cecchini left the game early after getting hit by a pitch in the top of the sixth. He was hit on the fingers on a pitch up and in. His fingers were according to Leger, "bruised up and swollen" as the pitch "got him pretty bad." All that said, the team does not believe the fingers are broken, and he should be back in just a few days. The 2012 first round pick had hit safely in five straight games with three extra-base hits in that time and was sitting at .250/.326/.371 in 34 games for Kingsport.

Tags: Brad Marquez, Gavin Cecchini, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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Perhaps you missed it last night waiting for the Matt Harvey show to begin, but Steven Matz threw his third straight game in which he finished six innings and did not allow a single run in leading the Kingsport Mets to a 1-0 win in game one of a double-header.

Matz' last three starts in the rookie level Appy League: 18 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 8 BB, 23 K.

Yeah, sure, he's walking too many batters. Also, the league can't hit his stuff. He's throwing in the mid 90s, around 95, and touching 98. It's time to give the 21-year old a taste of the South Atlantic League for a month.

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SSA: Staten Island Yankees 4, Brooklyn Cyclones 2?

RHP Luis Mateo who began his Cyclones' season by yielding just one run in 17.2 innings gave up four runs for the second time in his last three starts. His line: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 HR, 3 BB, 3 K. The Three walks were a new season-high.

C Kevin Plawecki was 3-for-3 with a double, his second three-hit game of the season and his second in his last three contests, lifting his season line to .234/.359/.338.

Tags: Brooklyn Cyclones, Kingsport Mets, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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It's been a long time coming for LHP Steven Matz. The left-hander from Long Island had to wait over three years from the day the Mets drafted him to throw his first professional pitch in a game that counted. The Mets selected the Matz in the second round in 2009, with the 72nd overall selection that year. Tommy John surgery in May 2010, and then a setbacks in 2011 and in early 2012, forced his professional debut all the way back to June 20, 2012 when he threw 3.1 innings in Princeton for the Kingsport Mets.

Released into the wild of the Appalachian League, his armstrength leaves room to dream. He's grown into his 6'2" frame and his fastball has been sitting 93-95 mph. He's been mixing in a curve and a changeup that both, according to a scout who saw his most recent outing on July 9, have a chance to be average offerings. His July 9 start, when he did not allow a run on one hit while striking out six in six innings was easily his best in his four professional tries.

Matz, who turned 21 on May 29, has already?re-calibrated?his own expectations for 2012. "The goal [coming into the year] was get on the mound and be healthy," he said "Now that I know I'm healthy, physically healthy, the goal is just try to have a good season now [and] keep my walks down, which I haven't really done so far. Just commanding all of my pitches." ?Matz has walked 11 batters in his first 17 professional innings.

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SSA: @ Hudson Valley Renegades 4, Brooklyn Cyclones 2

When I open up a Brooklyn Cyclones box score, I look for Brandon Nimmo and Philip Evans first. They were both 0-for on Tuesday night, but Nimmo drew a walk and struck out.

The Cyclones had just seven hits, all singles, including two from LF Stefan Sabol, who also committed an error, his second.

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Steven Matz, the Mets first pick in the 2009 draft, who had Tommy John surgery in 2010 is still waiting to throw his first professional pitch in a game that counts.

Monday, Mets pitching coordinator Ron Romanick explained that Steven Matz is still?"working his way back."

As Metsmerized online reported, Matz felt that his elbow "wasn't feeling right," this spring, and he went to see Dr. James Andrews.

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Steven Matz made his first outing against another team Tuesday in the Mets' a-ball affiliate's game against the Cardinals. The game itself ended in a 3-3 tie after nine and a half innings.

In the words of Gnats' manager Luis Rojas, "he looked really good." He struck out one and gave up a run, but reportedly located his fastball well. ? Matz, of course, was the Mets first pick, in the second round of the 2009 draft, but has not thrown a professional pitch after Tommy John Surgery in May 2010. I still think Matz, who will turn 21 in May, is a long-shot to break spring training with the Gnats, but it's nice to even hear about him pitching in spring training games for the first time.

 

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Petey from Metsmerizedonline did an interview with Steven Matz yesterday. ?Matz, the Mets first selection in the 2009 Draft, still has not thrown a professional pitch thanks to Tommy John Surgery in the spring of 2010 and then a series of setbacks in 2011.

Petey (Metsmerized): The big question is: how Is your arm now? With spring training just a little over a month away, are you on schedule to be able to pitch normally from the get-go? And with no limitations? Would you say that your velocity has returned?

Steve:??Yes it?s been a long road back. It?s been feeling good, and I?m going to continue to do everything I can to keep it healthy. God willing I?ll be ready to go come spring. My velocity was always something I worried about coming back from this surgery, but when I had a little taste of the mound before the set-back last season, my velocity was there.

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Remember Steven Matz, the Mets first pick, at #72 overall in the second round of the 2009 draft? ?Matz signed at the deadline in 2009, had Tommy John Surgery ?in May of 2010 and still has not appeared in a game for the Mets.

He was "progressing" according to Mets Farm Director Adam Wogan this fall, but not to the point where the Mets were ready to have him pitch in instructional league games in Fort Myers Florida. ?Instead, the team shut him down with the idea that he would start his winter throwing program at full strength with the hope, as Wogan said, "that he'll be just fine come spring training."

 

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So, it's been a long busy week around here.

Zack Wheeler ContentWheeler announced on Twitter that he'll probably be making his first start for St. Lucie on Monday.

We had a lot on the Mets' big acquisition this week: here's the initial?report of the trade, a quick?scouting report, a look at his significant?left/right splits, prospect experts?opinions from around the web?on the trade, a podcast where Ted Berg, Patrick Flood and I?discuss?Beltran and Wheeler, and finally a?lengthy examination?of where Wheeler would fit into the Mets' organization prospect rankings.

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From Adam Rubin's Farm Report at ESPNNY this week.

Steven Matz

"...has halted throwing for the time being. He is expected to return to the Mets? Port St. Lucie, Fla., complex in a week to 10 days. After being examined by Mets doctor?David Altchek?following elbow discomfort, Matz sought a second opinion from Dr.?James Andrews. [Farm Director Adam] Wogan suggested neither doctor has any concern."
 

Tags: Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Robbie Shields, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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Lets get to part four of my mid-season review of my pre-season Top 41 Prospects. ?It strikes me that this section has a funny mix of the wildly unproven (Matz and Morris) and then low-ceiling guys close to the big leagues, none of whom worked out yet.

Part 3 on players ranked 26-30 is here. ?Part 2 on players originally ranked 31-36 is?here.?Part 1 on players originally ranked 36-41 is?here. ??Each player?s name links back to his original scouting report from before the 2011 season.

 

Tags: Akeel Morris, Josh Stinson, Steve Matz, Top Prospects Series, Toby Hyde
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Per Adam Rubin at ESPNNY, in his weekly Farm Report:

 

"Left-hander?Steve Matz, the Mets? top pick in the 2009 draft (second round, 72nd overall), has been backed off throwing because of suspected scar tissue where he had May 18, 2010 Tommy John surgery. Players generally work through scar tissue to break it up, but the Mets proceeded more cautiously with the 20-year-old southpaw, who is a product of Ward Melville High on Long Island. Farm director?Adam Wogan said Matz is due to resume throwing Friday, when the extended spring training group returns from a three-day break. Matz, who has yet to throw a professional pitch in a game, will initially be assigned to the Gulf Coast League, not Brooklyn, according to Wogan."
 

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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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Ben Berkon of Rising Apple talked to Steve Matz, the Mets top pick in 2009 who still has not thrown a professional pitch.

Here's his terrifically honest exchange about recovering from Tommy John surgery:

Q: What has the rehab process been like recovering from Tommy John surgery?

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1. Emaus SpeaksBen Berkon at The Rising Apple.com talked to Brad Emaus.

Here are my favorite two questions from the exchange:

Q: Most people look at HR totals for skill progression, but your low K/high BB rates are arguably your most impressive stats. Are you more drawn to the long ball, or do you actively focus on drawing walks/limiting strikeouts?

Tags: Brant Rustich, Javier Rodriguez, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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#11 SS Ruben Tejada

Why Ranked Here: His defense was ready for the big leagues, and his offensive game made major strides in 2009.

What Happened: Hitting almost .300 in AAA at age 20 is pretty nice.? Since, he?s hit .217/.298/.261 in 31 games in for the Mets while playing impressive defense. The glove is ahead of the bat, and his eventual ceiling is still hazy because of questions about his bat.

Stock: Pretty similar, actually.

Tags: Cesar Puello, Daily Recap, Eric Niesen, Francisco Pena, Jefry Marte, Juan Urbina, Kyle Allen, Ruben Tejada, Steve Matz, Top Prospects Series, Toby Hyde
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According to Keith Law at ESPN.com, the Mets have signed their first pick, second-rounder Stephen Matz.

Per Law:

The Mets gave Matz $895,000. He had been committed to Coastal Carolina. The Mets needed to sign Matz, who was their one major upside play of this draft. Matz has some violence in his delivery but he's athletic and has shown feel for both a changeup and a curveball while touching 94.
As John Manuel pointed out at Baseball America:
[Matz] received almost $400,000 more than the commissioner?s office recommended slot.
BA also notes that the Mets signed 9th round catcher Jeff Glenn for $150,000.

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With their first pick, at #72 overall in the second round, the Mets drafted LHP Steve Matz out of Ward Melville HS in East Setauket, NY.? With their third round pick, at #103 overall, the Mets plucked SS Robbie Shields (pictured) from Florida Southern.? Both seem like reasonable selections.

You can watch MLB.com scouting video of Matz here.? He's throwing 88-90 in the clips.? He'll likely begin his professional career in the GCL.

At his Surfing the Mets Blog, Adam Rubin talked to Mets scouting director Rudy Terrasas who said of Matz:

Tags: Daily Recap, Draft, Robbie Shields, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
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