2011 Draft Update: Mets Sign Missigman, Leathersich Close, Frenzel Wants Overslot, Other News
- The twitter account says it is the official page of Spartanburg Methodist College Baseball, the school Missigman had committed to, so this is likely indeed true.
Missigman has been as high as 89 mph with his fastball and at 6’4″ 170 lbs. there is still some projection left in his frame. There is not too much other info out there on him other than he throws a 70 mph curve ball and 80 mph change up. This isn’t on the level as going overslot for someone like Mason Robbins, who is commanding a HUGE bonus, but I am sure Missigman got a decent payday and is a nice pickup by the Mets.
- The Mets transaction page says they have signed non-drafted free agent catcher Tyson Blaser, but he actually signed a deal with the Yankees and not the Mets.
- The Mets did, however, sign international free agent Isaac Monrroy out of Panama. The 20-year-old left handed pitcher has been assigned to the GCL Mets and has since made two appearances, pitching 1.2 perfect innings.
- Another player the Mets have signed is right handed pitcher Jared West out of Stephen F. Austin. Jared is a 6’1″ 180 lbs,. 22-year-old that has also been assigned to the GCL Mets. He pitched a perfect inning in the teams home opener.
During his time in Stephen F. Austin, Jared finished with the 2nd most wins in school history (14) and 6th most strikeouts (160). In his senior year he led the team with 7 wins and a 3.08 ERA. In 79 innings pitched he gave up 85 hits, struckout 58, and walked 38.
- 5th round draft pick Jack Leathersich has indicated numerous times on twitter that he is very close to signing. He recently pitched .2 innings in a Cape Cod League game and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks.
- In a Q&A 7th round pick Cole Frenzel did with the Daily Wildcat he inidcated that he is asking for overslot and waiting for the Mets decision:
Right now, I haven’t signed. I’m asking over slot money for the round I was drafted — I think slot is $125,000 and I’m asking a lot more than that — so I’m waiting for them to get it approved to offer me what they’re going to offer me. After they get it approved, I’ll either take that and go play pro ball, and if I don’t like it I’ll just come back to school and hopefully have another great year with my teammates and try to get to Omaha.
I’ve talked to the scout that drafted me, he’s called me two or three times a week just to see how I’m doing and what’s going. I’ve been in contact with them, I’m just waiting for them to get that contract approved then get back to me so I can make that decision.
As a draft eligible sophomore, the Mets had to have known that Frenzel would require a little overslot and by picking him in the 7th round it indicates that they are confident the two sides will agree to terms. Frenzel has some power potential and showed good plate discipline and on-base skills in college, which makes him look like a guy that Alderson and DePodesta will really want to get into the organization. He is a guy that played shortstop in high school and there has been talk about a possible move to third for him, so he has more athleticism than your average first baseman.
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