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Pelfrey becoming an ace before our eyes

Stephen Strasburg got all the attention Tuesday, but the Mets have a rising star, too

Updated: June 9, 2010, 12:05 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Mike Pelfrey was honored long before he took the mound and showed how a No. 2 wheels and deals like a No. 1. As the Mets were trying to find ways to make their first-round pick, Matt Harvey, sound Stephen Strasburg-strong, they recalled that imitation is the highest form of flattery.

They said the seventh overall pick from the University of North Carolina reminded them of a former ninth overall pick from Wichita State.

Rudy Terrasas, the Mets' director of ...

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