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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:13 pm

So far, we have

Edward Kunz

and

Nathan Vineyard

A starter and a middle innings guy. Looks good to me. Does anyone have any information on either guy?
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Re: 2007 Draft class

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:44 pm

Kunz is a relief pitcher, who either could be a closer or setup man in the future. He has a sinker-slider package he pounds to righthanded hitters. He throws what is described as a heavy fastball that sits in the 90-94mph range. He keeps it down in the zone with some average sink on it. His sliders sits in the low-80's with short late break on it. He should get a lot of groundballs with his arsenal. He's 6'5" and weights 250lbs.

Vineyard is a 6'3" lefthanded pitcher out of Woodland HS in Emerson, GA. His out pitch right now is his slider and has a chance to have a good three pitch mix with his fastball and changeup. His fastball sits anywhere between 88-91mpn. Nathan aggressively attacks hitters and has good athleticism on the mound.

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The Mets lost pick 29 to the Giants for signing Moises Alou, so their first pick didn't come until 42. As with 2005's drafting of Joe Smith, Edward Kunz is a large (6'5" 250 lbs) reliever out of college who could possibly ascend to the majors fairly quickly. Kunz had 32 K's in 33 IP as a reliever for the Beavers, but scouts say he needs a better third pitch if he wants to be a major league closer rather than a set up man or a right handed specialist.

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