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Scouting Mets' Prospect #23: Bob Keppel
Vital Statistics: Name: Bob Keppel Position: Starting Pitcher DOB: June 11, 1982 Height: 6'5" Weight: 200 Bats: Right Throws: Right Bob Keppel grew in Cardinals fan in St. Louis and was a standout athlete for Desmet High School, playing both basketball and baseball. In fact, Keppel was named the Missouri State High School Athlete of the Year in 2000 as a senior for his baseball and basketball accomplishments. Keppel, who played point guard for Desmet High, led his team to the 4A State Title in basketball by averaging 14 points per game and 6 assists per game in 1999, and scored 21 points in the championship game. If not for his baseball abilities, Keppel had visions of a burgeoning basketball career. Keppel went 8-2 with a 1.78 ERA on the mound his senior year, earning the St. Louis Dispatch Baseball Player of the Year award, and led the Desmet High baseball team to the 4A State Title with a 15-strikeout performance in the State semi-finals before being selected by the Mets as a...
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