Steven Matz was not the only impressive lefty the Mets signed as the deadline approached Monday night. The team went out and spent $500,000 on 13th rounder Zach Dotson out of Georgia.
Mets Director of Amateur Scouting Rudy Terrassas on Dotson:
He’s a big strong, physical lefty. He’s about 6’3” about 210 lbs. His fastball has as good a life, and I’ve been scouting for 27 years, as I’ve ever seen. It’s in that 88-92 range. He’s got a feel a feel for the changeup, and he’ll flash you a pretty good breaking ball. I’m real excited about him, just like I’m real excited about Steven Matz – two lefthanders like that, that are young that have good stuff – they have good upside, both of those guys.
We saw him as a junior, we had him in a tryout camp, and that was the first thing I noticed – he had really good life on his fastball. We saw him this year, right before the draft and we had him in a workout right before the draft, matter of fact, we had him here in Citi Field and he impressed everyone again