MM's Top 25- #9 RHP Luis Mateo


A poll of our Mack Mets writers was conducted to compile a site wide Mets Organizational Top 25 Prospects. All statistical information is provided by Baseball-Reference.com. Scouting reports may include information from outside sources such as Baseball America.

A full listing of our Top 25 Prospects is on the right hand side of our website.Without further ado....The Mack's Mets #9 organizational prospect is......

#9 RHP Luis Mateo
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 185 lb
Acquired: 2011 international signing, Dominican Republic

2012: (SS-A) 4-5, 2.45 ERA, 1.1 BB/9, 10.4 K/9, 0.900 WHIP

He first signed with San Francisco, but his contract was voided after bone chips were found in his elbow. Then he caught on with the San Diego Padres a few months but had that contract voided because he lied about his age. Finally the Mets jumped in and signed him and he has shown nothing but great ability and potential. He led the NY-Penn League in K/9 with the help of his mid 90's fastball, that can be dialed up to up to 97 MPH when needed, and a high 80's slider with good movement. His change-up currently lags behind his other two offerings which could change his future into a late inning reliever but without a full season year under his belt yet there is no reason to make the change now. He'll start in Savannah but don't expect him to stay there past June. At his REAL age of 23 he's going to have to get going or risk hitting the development wall.

Anticipated Assignment: (A) Savannah starting rotation.


Mack Ade said...

I hope you're right, though I, and a bunch of other guys, have him jumping to Lucy

Anonymous said...

Again he should be in Lucy but there just isn't ANY room....I have Verrett, Pants, and Synder moving up to Bingo mid season so there should be room then.

Charles said...

Pants isn't moving to Bingo before Fulmer...no way. Pants needs to show some consistency over a long period of time and doesn't include being consistently inconsistent. He would have 4 horrible starts and then five good ones. This was all year.

Fulmer proved he deserved a promotion; Pants, did he? I'd be surprised if Pants pitches his way ahead of Fulmer.

I think Mateo definately should be starting in Lucy.

Couple weeks, we'll all know.

Mack Ade said...


I know he will be 24, but I wouldn't be surprised if Alex didn't repeat Savannah

Charles said...

Me too.

I think Fulmer, Syndergaard, Mateo, and Robles will be headed to Lucy. Possibly Pill or Verret. The Mets said they are going with 6 man rotations.

I can't wait for the games to begin. Time flies, but this time if year always seems to take forever.

jonah said...

Lucy with Syndergaard, Fulmer, Tapia, Mateo and Robles for sure. The other? Pantaliodis? With his age and oke second half do you want to repeat him in Savannah?

Bingo with Mazonni, Montero, Pill, Verrett, DeGrom and??

Savannah with Lara, Cessa, Hilario and Ynoa. The other 2? Doubt it will be Matz but who knows.

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