Put it in the books! Steven Matz has signed with the Mets for $895,000. The Setauket, Long Island, product was selected 72nd overall in the First-Year Player Draft.
Matz, a left-handed pitcher who was throwing in the low 90s in high school, is considered by scouts to be an excellent prospect who could throw in the mid- to upper 90s with some training and strength building. He is 6 foot 3 inches tall and was 6-1, with a .47 ERA, in seven starts.