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Holt Brings the Hard Stuff

Brad Holt, the Mets' 2008 first round supplemental pick, came to the organization with an impressive fastball that was the backbone of his success in college. Now as he holds down a spot in the Cyclones' rotation, he will work to round out his repertoire but his game still begins with the heater.

[The following is an excerpt from the feature article in the upcoming print edition of Inside Pitch Magazine] If he had been asked to, Brad Holt believes he could have gone the distance. In his second career start as a professional at Keyspan Park on June 26, the 21-year-old Brooklyn Cyclones right-hander had yet to allow a hit to the Aberdeen IronBirds through five innings. Holt had never...