2012 Draft Sunday: Everybody Is Mocking The Mets

An article by posted on March 18, 2012

Here are a few mocks from some of our friends on the web on whom the Mets could select this June. Check it out!

12. New York Mets: Carlos Correa, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy

The Mets are in a tough situation in an NL East division that’s getting progressively tougher as the Phillies and Braves have been perennial contenders, and the Marlins and Nationals and coming on strong. They are the clear cellar-dweller in the division for the foreseeable future, and they have to focus on rebuilding no matter how much the tough New York crowd will ridicule them. They need high-upside prospects that will blossom into impact players. A position where they’re especially in trouble is at shortstop following the departure of Jose Reyes, and they’ll look to fill that need at 12th overall in the draft.

Carlos Correa is a big shortstop at 6’4″ and 190 pounds, but he’s deceptively nimble and fast for his size and has the potential to not only stay at shortstop but be good defensively. Correa needs some work at the plate, specifically with pitch recognition, but he has shown nice bat speed and could hit for a solid average with above-average power for a shortstop as he fills out. He could end up as a power-hitting shortstop who hits .280 with 15 stolen bases and solid defense. For a Mets franchise with virtually no options at shortstop beyond Ruben Tejada, a player like Correa would be a revelation. – Seedlings To Stars

12. New York Mets: Max Fried, LHP, Harvard Westlake HS (CA)

A teammate of Giolito at Harvard Westlake, Fried is considered the best lefty in the draft, regardless of age. The Mets could land a future ace who may end up going top-10 with a strong senior season. He started honing his curveball when he was 12, modeled it after Sandy Koufax, and now owns possibly the best in the draft. He also has a sinking fastball that touches 94 mph and a change-up that projects to a plus pitch in the future. At 6’-4” and 180-pounds, he has the frame to add more velocity as he matures. – Through the Fence Baseball

12. New York MetsDavid Dahl, OF, Alabama HS

He has loads of tools and the athleticism to stay, and be very good in center field. The Mets system is close to void of position prospects and it needs upside players like Dahl and Nimmo from last year’s draft. – MLB Dirt

12. New York MetsGavin Cecchini, SS, Louisiana HS

The Mets went with Brandon Nimmo last year, looking to add an impact bat to the system, and I can see them going the same route this year. Victor Roache and his enormous power would be an option, but the wrist injury clouds his spring. Looking at the high school ranks, I’ll take an up-the-middle theme and go with Gavin Cecchini, a high school infielder with a strong bat, great makeup, and a chance to stick at short. – Minor League Ball

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