In this fourth and final section of InsidePitchMagazine.com's Q&A with Mets Pitching Coordinator…
Scouting Maikel Cleto
Vital Statistics: Name: Maikel Cleto DOB: May 1, 1989 Height: 6'3" Weight: 218 Throws: Right Bats: Right Status Free Agent Signing (2006) – Dominican Republic Though perhaps relatively unknown outside scouting circles, right-hander Maikel Cleto boasts a tool that no other Mets farmhand can touch. Cleto, who will be just shy of his 20th birthday come Opening Day 2009, already owns the hardest fastball in the system. He got his chance to show off that weapon for a full season in Savannah after debuting in the Gulf Coast League in 2007. Cleto, a native to the Dominican Republic who signed with the Mets in the winter of 2006, followed up his 1-2, 5.03 ERA 2007 GCL campaign with a strong South Atlantic League season. Notwithstanding his 5-11 record for the last place Savannah club , Cleto held his own as he posted a 4.25 ERA in 135 2/3 innings pitched with 81 strikeouts against just 34 walks. He faded a bit as the season went on and his innings piled up, but when looking at the...
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