June 6, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Stankiewicz was selected in the second round (75th overall) by the Mets in the 2012 MLB Draft out of Fort Worth Christian HS in Texas, but he did not agree to terms.
Instead, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound right-hander — who was originally committed to the University of Arkansas — attended junior college in order to be eligible for this year's draft. In 11 games (nine starts) at Seminole State, Stankiewicz was 4-5 with a 2.52 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 60.2 innings.
According to Perfect Game, Stankiewicz' fastball sits between 91-96 mph, and is complemented by a low-80s changeup, a mid-70s curveball, and a low-80s slider. His changeup is reportedly his most improved pitch since last year's draft, while the breaking balls are still developing but can be quality pitches.
Stankiewicz was ranked as the 76th overall prospect by Perfect Game, and 77th overall by Baseball America.
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Jon Meoli is a Senior Columnist for SoxProspects.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonMeoli.