Going a little off the Dust Devils' path here, but Greg Peavey is a name that should be familiar throughout the Pacific Northwest.
In 2007, he was perhaps the top-rated prep pitcher in the northwest region out of Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver, Wash. He was drafted twice — as a high school senior and as a junior at Oregon State — but did not sign. He was selected as a senior by the New York Mets in the sixth round in 2010 and finally signed.
Now it looks like the Mets' investment is paying off. Peavey, now in his third pro season, earned the Eastern League pitcher of the week while playing for the Double-A Binghamton (N.Y.) Mets.
Nice work, Greg. Keep it up.
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