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New York Mets minor league gems emerging as top prospects

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: A general exterior view of Citi Field as the New York Mets get set to host the Washington Nationals during the Mets' Home Opener at Citi Field on April 8, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: A general exterior view of Citi Field as the New York Mets get set to host the Washington Nationals during the Mets' Home Opener at Citi Field on April 8, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – MARCH 05: Ball and gloves of the New York Mets sit in the dugout before a game against the Washington Nationals at Digital Domain Park on March 5, 2012 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Nationals defeated the Mets 3-1. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Matthew Allan

Matthew Allan was the Mets third-round selection of the 2019 MLB Entry Draft and will likely be an elite prospect by the time of his arrival in the major leagues. His frame- 6’3” and 210 lbs- provides a sturdy anchor for him to deal from. Evaluators figure that this frame will prove to prevent any stamina or durability issues while on the mound.

The one major concern scouts seem to have is that his arm action, as he draws his arm back, may cause control problems in the future. Such is the risk of selecting a high schooler and place high hopes upon his shoulders. However, this also leaves plenty of room for him to grow and develop, becoming an even superior player than he currently is.

The Florida native’s fastball sits in the mid-’90s range and has some sinking action to it- a useful tool in the continuously evolving home run culture. His most prominent secondary pitch is a 12-6 curveball that has a straight downward break- hence the name. He is in the process of developing the other pitches, yet two plus pitches at the age of 18 is an exceedingly positive head start upon the competition.

His clear maturity on the mount is an asset that will allow him to rise through the ranks of the Mets organization with ease- given that he gets the desired results. All in all, the Mets found themselves a first-round talent in the third round of the draft, an excellent way to fill the organization with talent quickly.

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