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2001 Scouting Report: Pitcher, Aaron Heilman

1st Round Draft Pick

Aaron Heilman was the Mets' 1st selection in the 2001 draft out of Notre Dame University. Beginning in 1999, Heilman compiled a 36-4 record as Notre Dame's Friday night pitcher. Heilman faced the other teams best starter in compiling that impressive record. He was also the #2 starter behind Lenny Dinardo on TeamUSA in 2000. The durable and strong-armed Heilman completed 12 of 15 starts in 2001. Heilman was a 3-time All-American at Notre Dame compiling a 43-7 won-loss mark.

Perhaps the most endearing thing about Heilman is his quoting my all-time favorite pitcher - Bob Gibson. The best pitch to follow up a knock down pitch with is another knock down pitch. Gibson was the best big game pitcher I ever saw. Heilman signed late in August so he had only 7 appearances in...

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