The Mets selected Steven Matz with their first pick of the 2009 amateur player draft. Matz was a second round pick (72nd overall) as the Mets had relinquished their first round pick due to a previous year free agent signing.
Steven is a Long Island boy, who graduated this past June from Ward Mellville High School. He's a 6'3" southpaw who throws in the low 90's. In his senior year of high school, he pitched 44 innings, striking out 81 batters while only allowing 11 hits.
If Matz had decided not to enter pro ball, he would have attended Coastal Carolina University, a hot bed for young baseball talent. He will now enter the Mets minor league system and hopefully quickly begin impressing the organization and fans alike.