Goeddel enjoyed an eyebrow-raising outing Sunday. He fired a blistering four-seam fastball that sat in the 93-94 mph range and peaked at 95. Goeddel added a harsh 86 slider.And this was from Keith Law's (ESPN Insider only) draft review:
The only good tough sign I see is 24th-rounder Erik Goeddel, a draft-eligible sophomore reliever from UCLA who's been 94-97 the past few weeks; his father was employee No. 3 at biotechnology company Genentech and later co-founded Tularik, and Goeddel is likely to go back to school to be the Sunday starter in 2011.
My Take: Outstanding for the Mets to buck the overwhelming evidence that they won't go overslot for players; they still had a very conservative draft (according to the experts), but if they can sign just one or two overslot guys in later rounds each year and take a high upside guy in the 1st round, I have no problem with them being conservative the rest of the draft. And for those counting at home, Matt Harvey has another 5 weeks before you will hear any word that he is signing (Aug 15/16). If Harvey doesn't sign, this signing means nothing, but I have faith he will sign.