Steven Matz could be a pitcher flying under the radar for the New York Mets this upcoming season. Having been drafted in the second round of the 2009 draft, Matz has had to go through obstacles in his career from the start of his journey to be a pro. Starting out in the minor leagues throughout his first six years, Matz would finally get promoted to the majors in 2015.
During his six starts for the Mets, he would make history as he would break the franchise record for RBIs in a major league debut. He also became the first pitcher in Mets history to have let two earned or fewer runs in their first five career starts. So Matz proved that the potential is their to become a great in the MLB.
The big question though is not whether he is underrated, but is he durable? Before even making professional debut in 2010, it was discovered that he would end up having to get Tommy John Surgery. During the 2015 season, he also received a left lateral tear that had him sidelined for a couple weeks. Matz in his short available stunt in the league has proven himself; he needs to be able to prove to himself and everyone else that he can last a full season.