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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Big day for two of Mets best prospects

The same day the Mets add a new 23 year old second base prospect to their system two of their top five prospects in their system (not including Pelfrey) pitch gems.

First the Mets fifth best prospect according to Baseball America, Jonathon Niese, pitched a complete game shutout for the Hagerstown Suns. In the nine innings the 19 year old allowed only three hits, and he walked only two while striking out nine batters. Niese improved to 9-6 on the season with a 3.51 era, and he may be staring down a promotion to St. Lucie shortly.

Secondly, Mets first round pick in the 2004 draft Philip Humber continued his succesful, so far, comeback from Thommy John Surgery. In High A St. Lucie Humber pitched five shutout innings, allowing only four hits. Humber also recorded nine of his fifteen outs via strikeout. Humber's record improved to 2-1 with a 3.12 era, and he may also be a start or so away from a promotion. To read some encouraging quotes on Humber check out Baseball Prospectus.


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