Monday, February 5, 2007

New York Mets #1 Prospect Mike Pelfrey

Mike Pelfrey Starting Pitcher
TEAM: New York Mets
HEIGHT/WEIGHT:6'7' / 190
BATS/THROWS:Right / Right

Mike Pelfrey was drafted by the mets in the 1st round of the 2005 after going 33-7 2.18 era in college for Wichita State. Pelfrey signed early in 2006, and advanced quickly through the mets farm system.
Fastball: There are few pitchers in the minors with a better fastball then Pelfrey. Pelfrey throws a 2 seam fastball that ranges from 92-95 MPH topping out at 98. His fastball has such a fierce sink to it that rates 70 (out of 20-80 scouting range). Pelfrey also throws a 4 seam fastball with good control, for higher Velocity (95-98 MPH)

Changeup: Pelfrey has a good feel for his changeup and fiddled with his grip a bit during the 2006 season. The change is his #2 pitch, and has a few control problems with it.

Slider: Pelfrey ditched the curveball and went for the slider. He throws it in a range from 84-87 MPH and he can reduce the break on it to make it seem like a cutter against left handed hitters. Pelfrey's main problem is control with it. He lacks the consistancy to make it one of his better pitches. Though we believe he will get more control of it, it will always be his #3 pitch.

Curveball: Though Pelfrey picked the Slider over the curveball, don't be surprised to see Pelfrey throw it once in a while to keep hitters off-balance. He never had good comand of it and it needed alot of work.

The Future: According to USA today, they already call Mike Pelfrey a right handed Randy Johnson. Pelfrey has so much potential and upside and is a serious contender for a spot in The Mets 2007 starting rotation. He is predicted as a #1-2 starter in the future.

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