19-Year-Old Top Prospect to Start vs. Mets on Friday
The Mets are the ones known for the vaunted trio of young pitchers in Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and (usually) Matt Harvey, but this weekend at Citi Field, it will be the Dodgers drawing the attention on the mound.
Not only will the Mets see Clayton Kershaw and Kenta Maeda, they will also be seeing youngster Julio Urias, the No. 2 prospect in the Dodgers system.
Urias is only behind current Dodgers SS Corey Seager in the prospect ratings.
It's hard to believe that a 19-year-old can make it to the big leagues but it has happened this century, albeit on a limited basis:
If Urias is going to be successful, he has to challenge hitters, but also keep the ball down. The easiest way to get in trouble on the mound is to walk batters and to leave pitches up in the zone.
Urias will start on Friday in the series opener.