The most important thing is if draft choice Kevin Mulvey can pitch on the big level, but it’s a plus he wanted the Mets.
“I always had it in the back of my mind that the Mets could draft me,’’ Mulvey said. “I can’t tell you how excited I am.’’
The Mets like his fastball and slider. Mulvey threw complete games for Villanova University in five of his 14 starts, and compiled a 3.61 ERA and held opponents to a .254 batting average. The Mets like his strikeouts (88) to walks (22) ratio.
He was 3-8 last season, but Villanova was shut out in three of those games and scored one run in two others. So, living with a lack of run support is something he can talk about with Tom Glavine someday.
Mulvey was the 62nd player chosen as the Mets gave up their first-round pick to Philadelphia as compensation for signing Billy Wagner.