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Scouting Mets Prospect #38: Steven Matz

Matz has a long way to go once he comes back

The New York Mets selected left-handed pitcher Steven Matz in the second round of the 2009 MLB Draft out of Ward Melville High School in New York. Immediately succumbing to Tommy John surgery and as of yet to throw his first professional pitch, he still offers some significant upside.

Vital Statistics Name: Steven Matz DOB: May 29, 1991 Height: 6'2" Weight: 195 Throws: Left Bats: Right Status: 2nd Round (2009) - Ward Melville HS (NY) Fastball: Considering his prolonged absence from live games, there is still virtually nothing to by with Matz's velocity other than his reported speed prior to being drafted in 2009. The left-hander – at his best – was clocked around 90 MPH...

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