Mets LHP Steven Matz did enough in Single-A last season to re-establish himself as a “prospect,” according to several scouts that talked to Marc Carig of Newsday >> Read More
Matz, a Mets fan from Stony Brook, was drafted in 2009 and immediately had his career thrown off track when he needed Tommy John surgery in 2010.
“There’s nothing about him that would suggest that he missed a lot of time,” one evaluator said to Carig.
In 21 starts for Low-A Savannah last year, he went 5-6 with a 2.62 ERA, allowing 38 walks with 121 strikeouts in 21 starts.
Matz was added to the 40-man roster in November and will be in major league camp when pitchers and catchers are required to report this Saturday.
In August of last year, Matthew Cerrone talked with Matz about having Tommy John surgery so early in his career, and what it may mean for his climb to the big leagues, which you can listen to here: