MLB Draft ’13: Summarizing Mets’ Day Three Selections
Here are the results of the 11th – 40th rounds of the Mets 2013 MLB Draft. I will have a post up later today entailing a few notes on the draft overall to wrap up the draft coverage this weekend. Interesting note: Our 17th – 25th round picks were ALL right-handed pitchers. Go figure. We did not select a left-handed pitcher until the 29th round. All scouting reports here provided courtesy of MLB.com.
11th round: RHP Taylor Bashlor, South Georgia College
Bashlor is a sturdy right-hander with arm strength and a very good fastball that he sometimes has difficulty pitching with. At times, he has to back off it for strikeouts and it allows hitters to track it easier, but that same fastball velocity gives him an outside shot at being a closer at the next level if he can harness it properly. He has a businesslike demeanor on the mound with a decent curveball and a better slider.
12th round: SS Jeff McNeil, Cal State Long Beach
13th round: RHP Kevin McGowan, Franklin Pierce University
14th round: RHP JD Leckenby, Washington State University
15th round: C Colton Plaia, Loyola Marymount University
With a robust build and excellent overall strength, Plaia projects as a Major League backup. He’s nearly physically mature with his solid legs and is a durable receiver. He has a tough presence and his plus-arm is his best tool, though he only throws out runners with varying consistency. He has home run power, but he struggles with offspeed adjustments at the plate. Plaia was drafted in the 33rd round of the 2012 Draft by the Orioles.
16th round: C Zach Mathieu. Franklin Pierce University
17th round: RHP Johnny Magliozzi, University of Florida
Magliozzi was drafted out of high school in 2011, but not as a rare Draft-eligible sophomore in 2012. A solid showing this season should lead to him being taken this time around. Magliozzi doesn’t have any pitches that are above-average but his great feel for pitching and aggressiveness on the mound allows him to be effective. His best pitch is his fastball which will sit in the low 90s with some tailing action while his best secondary offering is his curveball. Scouts worry about the effort in his delivery but teams are likely to give the sophomore a chance to show what he can do.
18th round: RHP Brent McMinn, University of Nevada-Reno
19th round: RHP Cody Crouse, Bloomingdale Senior HS
20th round : RHP Dan Hermann, Christian Brothers College HS
21st round: RHP Morgan Earman, Desert Christian Academy HS
At 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, Earman has the projection and the stuff teams look for in high school pitchers. His fastball will sit in the high 80s with great sinking action and should see an uptick in velocity as he matures. His changeup is much more inconsistent but has the chance to be an average offering down the line. His curveball is well below average, and he will need to learn to stay on top of it more consistently. He isn’t committed to a college, and that, along with his projectability, may allow him to sneak into the earlier rounds.
22nd round: RHP Daniel Procopio, Central Technical HS
23rd round: RHP Gaither Bumgardner, University of South Carolina-Upstate
24th round: RHP Matt Brill, Moline HS
25th round: RHP Ricky Jacquez, Central Arizona College
26th round: C Owen Spiwak, Cawthra Park SS HS
27th round: RHP Austin Coley, Belmont University
28th round: RHP Robert Coles, Florida State University
29th round: LHP Anthony Kay, Ward Melville HS
30th round: RHP David McKay, Viera HS
31st round: RHP Ben Hecht, St. Anthony HS
32nd round: C Juan Escarra, Mater Academy Charter HS
33rd round: RHP Ryan Chapman, Santa Ana College
34th round: RHP Cameron Griffen, Columbus State University
35th round: RHP Ty Williams, Seminole State College
36th round: 1B Brandon Brosher, Springstead HS
37th round: 1B Juan Avena, Compton Community College
38th round: LHP Paul Paez, Rio Hondo College
39th round: 1B Logan Quimuyog, Mosley HS
40th round: OF JB Woodman, Edgewater HS
A two-sport star at Edgewater High School (Fla.), Woodman’s raw athletic ability stands out to scouts. He is a plus runner and profiles as a top of the order hitter. Woodman, an outfielder, is a projectable hitter and uses a quick, line-drive stroke. He probably will never hit for much power, but makes up for that with his aggressiveness and solid understanding of the game. Woodman’s defense is still a work in progress, but he has the range to handle center field if he can improve his reads. He is committed to Mississippi.
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