Head Of The Class: Circa 2005

Metszilla.comCorrespondent IJune 10, 2010

NEW YORK - JUNE 08:  Mike Pelfrey #34 of the New York Mets pitches against the San Diego Padres on June 8, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Like most Met fans, I just can’t get enough of Mike Pelfrey these days.  While he didn’t make things look quite as easy as he had in his previous 2 outings, Big Pelf went out and managed to work the Phillies over to the tune of 7 IP, 0 ER, and 5 K’s on Friday night.  It was clear he did not have his best stuff (5 BB), but the 6’7” righty continued to battle and with the help of 3 straight inning ending double plays in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th, he managed to extend the Mets scoreless innings streak to 25 (Pedro Feliciano and K-Rod went on to complete the shut out and make it 27 innings).

End result: Mets win while throwing their 3rd consecutive shutout for the first time since April of 1988 (Darlin, Ojeda, Gooden).  In the process a team that was last in the standings just a week ago now moved to within 2 games of the NL East lead.  The 3 game sweep of Philly ran the team’s winning streak to 5 and a new blueprint for Met baseball had somehow been established: dominating starting pitching, great defense, timely hitting and the official return of Jose Reyes (it's good to see him using his hips again).

Now, back to Mike Pelfrey.  With the first round MLB-Mock-Draft-2010">2010 MLB amateur draft set to take place on Monday, June 7 (Mets will pick #7 overall), many bloggers have taken to revisiting the drafts of baseball past.   In doing so it seems only natural to review a draft class that reads more like a who’s who of fantasy baseball, the graduates of 2005. TO READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE CLICK HERE:http://www.metszilla.com/?p=560