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Leduc Getting Stronger

The French-Canadian right-hander was a sixth round draft pick in 2007, and while the transition to the Gulf Coast League could have been a cause for struggles, Guillaume Leduc quickly settled into his role. After his light workload during his rookie season, Leduc geared up over the winter with hopes of a strong Spring Training to propel him into the regular season.

Guillaume Leduc, 20, admitted that he was surprised by the timing of his selection by the Mets in last June's draft. Yet the young right-hander, who could only play competitive baseball an average of two months per season while growing up because of Quebec's cold springs, impressed the organization enough to warrant an early selection. His appealing attributes carried over to the Gulf...

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