In a Q&A with MetsBlog’s Robert Brender, Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen recently compared Mets Single-A LHP prospect Steven Matz to Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw >> Listen to the Q&A here.
“I hate to make those comparisons, but I just did. It’s so easy, so explosive coming out of his hand. He’s exciting to me,” Warthen said.
In two starts with Single-A St. Lucie this season, Matz is 0-1 with a 3.27 ERA, during which he has struck out 11 batters in 11 innings.
Toby Hyde, Contributor
Matz is well on his way to pitching for Double-A Binghamton for most of this summer. His promotion might even come in the month of May if the B-Mets have a rotation opening. Generally, top pitching prospects under Sandy Alderson and Paul DePodesta have made at least eight starts in advanced Single-A before moving on. … So, if there’s a need in Double-A, Matz could move soon >> Read more of this profile of Matz at Mets Minor League Blog.