The New York Mets drafted towering right-handed hurler John Holdzkom, 6-foot-8, in the fourth round…
Yankees vs. Mets: Relief Pitching Prospects
First Things First: In the long run, a few of the Yankees' and Mets' current starting pitching prospects will eventually find their way into Major League bullpens, at least, to get their foot in the door initially. Let's not forget that even Mariano Rivera, a sure-fire Hall of Fame closer, came up through the minor league ranks as a starting pitcher. But for the purposes of this article, we'll focus just on the relief pitching prospects who are relievers at the minor league level. The Two Farm Systems: The Mets have taken a hit at their depth at the relievers position this offseason, especially on the power department, losing both Matthew Lindstrom and Henry Owens in a deal with the Florida Marlins. Both relievers could reach triple-digits on the radar gun with their fastballs and each he an above average to plus secondary pitch as well. The loss of Lindstrom and Owens have left the Mets with just three relievers who can hit the mid-90's with their fastballs consistently: 1...
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