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Top Ten Starting Pitchers

The Mets farm system took a jolt in the Johan Santana deal when four of the organization's top arms were dealt to the Twins in exchange for the ace. Now, Inside Pitch Magazine takes a look at the crowd behind the departed hurlers as the field has blown wide open with plenty of opportunities for this list of pitchers to seize.

1. Jonathon Niese: The left-hander led his St. Lucie squad in wins, games started and strikeouts while finishing second in innings pitched. Now sitting atop the list of starting pitchers in the system, the Mets hope Niese will really come into his own this upcoming season where he will face the test of Double-A. His repertoire and overall game have come a long way over the past two seasons...

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