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Curveball Leads Gee's Charge

Gee finished 10-6 with a 2.92 ERA in 2008

Dillon Gee, the Mets' 21st round selection in the 2007 Draft, had a strong season in St. Lucie in 2008 after a fine rookie performance in Brooklyn. He followed up his success in High-A with a smooth transition to Double-A which only further confirmed his growing confidence. But to Gee, none of it could have been possible without the rapid improvement of his curveball.

It is often that the jump from short-season rookie ball to the High-A leagues acts as an important barometer for second year prospects. For 22-year-old right-hander Dillon Gee, it was no different. But in one season, Gee executed such valuable growth that it has significantly altered his standing among the organization's highest ranking prospects. That promising development can be singularly...

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