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Yankees vs. Mets: Starting Pitching Prospects

Phil Hughes (left) & Yusmeiro Petit (right)

In our final edition of comparing what the Yankees and Mets have at each position in the minor leagues, we take a look at the crop of starting pitching prospects in each system. Which system is deeper? Which prospects have the best fastballs? The highest ceilings? Take a look at this comparison between the two New York farm systems.

The Pelfrey Factor: Mike Pelfrey, drafted by the Mets in the 1st round of the 2005 MLB Draft, has not signed as of yet. Until he does, he can't be considered a pitching prospect in the Mets' system. Once he does, he immediately becomes the Mets' top pitching prospect as far as highest ceiling. The Two Farm Systems: Between most of the position comparisons, from catcher to outfield, the...

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