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Mateo Could Be Even Better

Mateo has a 10-1 strikeout to walk ratio so far

BROOKLYN, NY - Luis Mateo, 22, leads the New York-Penn League in strikeouts and his slider is one that his pitching coach says could strikeout Major League hitters right now. As one of four Cyclones players chosen to play in the All-Star Game, Mateo plans on continuing his success through the end of the season and into his next one.

Mateo has pitched 59.1 innings and has racked up a total of 71 strikeouts, leading the Brooklyn Cyclones as well as the league. In 2011, he made his minor league debut with the DSL Mets, after signing as a minor league free agent, where he limited his right-handed opposition to a .194 batting average and his left-handed opposition to a .157 average. Mateo carried these successes over to his... Recommended Stories