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Scouting Mets' Prospect #23: Bob Keppel

Is Keppel Like Kevin Brown or John Smoltz?

The New York Mets drafted Bob Keppel out of Desmet High School in St. Louis as a supplemental first round pick in the 2000 draft. Keppel has shown some of the best command in the Mets' system and ranks #23 among the Mets' Top 50 Prospects. Here's a scouting report on 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...

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