Mets' prospect, Luis Mateo has been one of the most impressive starting pitchers in the New York…
Mateo Could Be Even Better
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 first season with the Cyclones through preparation and building his lower-body strength. "I prepared myself for this season by getting my lower body stronger," Mateo noted through the help of a translator. "I've been working on staying in shape and I've continued that preparation through the season." Seeing as though the 6-foot-3, 185 pound right-handed pitcher from the Dominican Republic has never played in the United States prior to this season, pitching coach Marc Valdez made note of Mateo's first American baseball experience. "It's...
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