The Mets are trying to upgrade their number 5 pitcher in the rotation. Currently Jason Vargas is slotted as the 5th starter.

The Mets are scouting a right handed pitcher from Long Island, New York. The 23 year old has a slider, running fast ball, 2 seam fast ball, change up and curveball. The free agent has an over the top arm slot which enables them to create a downward movement on the ball.

This is what the scouts saw today:

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