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4. Steven Matz: Curveball
That’s the only thought running through Yasiel Puig‘s mind as Long Island native Steven Matz delivers a mean curveball.
Not to get out of hand here, but the break on his curve is reminiscent to that of fellow-southpaw Clayton Kershaw‘s.
It comes as no surprise SuperMatz is ranked as the top prospect in New York’s system after wowing batters, coaches and fans, alike, with his immense talent and poise in two (injury shortened) months in the Bigs.
The kid can do everything. Everyone remembers his major league debut, where he amazed not only on the mound, but also at the plate. In doing so, earning a rousing ovation from the Mets faithful and an unforgettable “Holy S***” from his very own Grandpa.
The next step for Matz is to prove he can stay healthy throughout a full 162-game schedule, and stay on top of consistently locating his fastball.