According to an official team release, the Mets have reached agreements with outfielders Quinn Brodey, their third-round pick, and Matt Winaker, their fifth-round pick. These signings bring the total number of 2017 draft picks signed to 27.
The two picks were teammates at Stanford University, and were the only position players selected by the Mets on the second day of this year’s draft.
Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com reported that Brodey received a signing bonus of $500,000, which is $53,200 below the slot value for the 97th pick. Mayo also revealed Winaker’s bonus as $280,000, again under-slot by $27,800.
Brodey, a left-handed hitting corner outfielder, had a strong 2017 season, hitting .314 with 11 home runs and 51 runs batted in, all tops on his Stanford team.
An underwhelming start to his collegiate career leaves his overall stat line at .291/.340/.473 to complement 19 home runs and 102 RBI. As a fairly consistent hitter and solid defender, Brodey could move quickly in the system if the bat plays at the professional level.
Winaker was used primarily as the Cardinal’s starting first baseman throughout his career, but the Mets selected him as an outfielder and that appears where he is going to begin his professional journey.
As a junior in 2017, Winaker hit .308 with nine home runs and 45 RBI, a near 360-degree turn from his sophomore season, when he struggled to hit .254 with a single long ball and only 23 RBI in the same number of at-bats.
Both Brodey and Winaker will be assigned to Brooklyn (SS-A) to begin their careers.
The Mets have yet to sign first round pick LHP David Peterson.