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  • Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia

    From the latest Baseball America hot sheet:

    HELIUM WATCH

    Jeurys Familia, rhp, Mets. Signed out of the Dominican in '07, just a few months after Jenrry Mejia, Familia has emerged as ace of the low Class A Savannah staff. The 19-year-old righty lacks polish, but his low- to mid-90s fastball already rates as plus-plus, according to one scout for an AL club. The reason: Familia has exceptional life on and command of the pitch, a combination that's rare for such a young pitcher. His changeup his is second-best offering for now, and he'll need to refine his breaking ball to make it as a starter. On the season, Familia has gone 9-6, 2.90 in 20 starts for the Sand Gnats. Over 118 innings, he has stuck out 97, walked 40 and allowed just 94 hits (three home runs).

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    Jenrry Mejia who has dominated in A and AA this year has clearly become the Mets top pitching prospect this year, surpassing Niese and Brad Holt. Be interesting to see if the Mets may now have found two pitching gems in Mejia AND Familia from the Dominican in 2007. BTW, the Mets signed Mejia for $20,000. Good to see that Omar and the scouting team have done some things right.

    Here's a recent article on Mejia btw. Read it and drool:
    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index...n-jenrry-mejia
    Last edited by tomzpc; 08-07-2009, 03:00 PM.

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    both are very legitimate pitching prospects (stuff is there, both are young for their league, etc)....mejia's more advanced.
    "all the mets road wins against the dodgers this year have occured at Dodger Stadium"---Ralph Kiner

    "Blind people came to the park just to listen to him pitch"---Reggie Jackson, talking about Tom Seaver

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