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2018 Mets draft profile: Brian Metoyer

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With their fortieth selection in the 2018 draft, the Mets selected Brian Metoyer, a right-handed pitcher from Louisiana.

Name: Brian Metoyer

Born: Natchitoches, Louisiana

Age: 21 (11/13/96)

Height/Weight: 6’4”/160 lbs.

Position: RHP

Bats/Throws: R/R

School: Louisiana State University of Alexandria

A native of Natchitoches, Louisiana, Brian Metoyer attended Natchitoches Central High School, where he was as named to the All-District team as both a utility player and a pitcher. Upon graduation, he attended Louisiana State University of Eunice. In 2016, his first year there, he posted a 9.00 ERA in 13.0 innings, allowing 23 hits, walking 10, and striking out 13. Returning in 2017, posted an improved 4.30 ERA in 23.0 innings for the Bengals, allowing 19 hits, walking 13, and striking out 27. After two years there, he transferred to Louisiana State University of Alexandria. He appeared in 15 games for the Chiefs and posted a 5.60 ERA in 27.1 innings, allowing 24 hits, walking 31, and striking out 35.

Metoyer throws from a high-three-quarters arm slot. The tall, lanky right-hander is 6’4” and weighs 160-pounds, but at 21-years-old might not have too much projection left in his body. Without growing much or adding much weight, Metoyer did add considerable velocity to his fastball. As a 6’2” high school senior, it sat 86-89 MPH. Now, as a 6’4” college junior, it sits in the mid-to-low-90s, and has touched as high as 97 MPH. He supplements his fastball with a curveball that sits in the high-70s-to-low-80s and a changeup that sits in the mid-to-high-80s.