MLB Draft

Draft Update: Harrison, Kolek, Toussaint

An article by posted on April 22, 2014 0 Comments
Draft Update: Harrison, Kolek, Toussaint

Kolek Could Go Top 5 ESPN’s Keith Law recently had a chance to check out Texas high schooler Tyler Kolek. The Shepard H.S senior came into the season as a surefire first round pick, but his stock has been on the rise since. The fire-balling right-hander, who has been known to hit 100 MPH on the […]

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2014 MLB Draft Profile: Nick Gordon, SS/RHP

An article by posted on October 24, 2013 0 Comments

Last week, I profiled high school pitcher Brady Aiken. We’ll keep it on the high school side of things this week but shift it to a position player (probably). This week we’ll go in-depth on shortstop Nick Gordon — son of former closer Tom and brother of Dodgers shortstop Dee. He’s ranked in the 10-20 range […]

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2014 MLB Draft Profile: Brady Aiken, LHP

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
2014 MLB Draft Profile: Brady Aiken, LHP

Last week we looked at high school catcher Alex Jackson. This week we’ll switch it over to the pitching side, looking at one of the top prep arms in the upcoming draft, Brady Aiken. Most rankings have Aiken in the 7-10 range, which means he is likely a player the Mets are paying close attention to. […]

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2014 MLB Draft Profile: Alex Jackson, C/RF

An article by posted on October 10, 2013 0 Comments
2014 MLB Draft Profile: Alex Jackson, C/RF

Alex Jackson, Rancho Bernardo H.S (CA) Position: C/RF Height: 6’2 Weight: 210 Bats/Throws: R/R Last week we took a look at high school shortstop Jacob Gatewood. We’ll keep it in the high school ranks this week and take a look at a fellow Californian in Alex Jackson– a high-ceiling, potential top five pick that I’ll be […]

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2014 First Year Player Draft Order Is Official, Mets Pick 10th

An article by posted on October 1, 2013 0 Comments
2014 First Year Player Draft Order Is Official, Mets Pick 10th

Now that all the sorting out has been completed, the Mets will officially be selecting in the No. 10 slot for the 2014 First Year Player Draft. The Mets “earn” a protected pick going into the 2013-14 offseason. Here’s the official order for next June’s first round which includes the consolation pick for the Toronto Blue […]

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Draft Notes: Examining Top Three Mets Selections, Signing Updates

An article by posted on June 11, 2013 0 Comments
Draft Notes: Examining Top Three Mets Selections, Signing Updates

In an interesting move, the Mets drafted three high school players with their first three picks of the 2013 draft. They were all very interesting picks, as New York selected a first baseman, a right handed pitcher, and an outfielder, respectively. When I mean interesting, I mean that they all have very, very high ceilings […]

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The Mets Should Have Drafted Austin Wilson

An article by posted on June 10, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Should Have Drafted Austin Wilson

In the second round of the MLB draft on Thursday, the Mets passed on Stanford outfielder Austin Wilson. Wilson would have been a risky selection, but he also had a very high upside. Instead the Mets drafted high school pitcher Andrew Church. Church could turn out to be solid pick in the future, but I […]

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MLB Draft ’13: Summarizing Mets’ Day Three Selections

An article by posted on June 9, 2013 0 Comments
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 […]

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MLB Draft Day Two: Mets VP Paul DePodesta Is Thrilled With Results So Far

An article by posted on June 8, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Draft Day Two: Mets VP Paul DePodesta Is Thrilled With Results So Far

In a conference call this afternoon, Mets VP of player development Paul DePodesta characterized the first two days of the 2013 MLB Draft as very productive, adding that he was “thrilled with the way everything has turned out.” DePodesta said the Mets have had more moments of jubilation, when players they wanted fell to them, […]

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MLB Draft ’13: Potential Day Two Targets

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Draft ’13: Potential Day Two Targets

The first 73 picks of the ’13 MLB Draft have come and gone — but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still value on the board. Here are five names I hope the Mets can target in Round 3: Jonathan Denney, C, Yukon High School, 6’2”, 205 LBs, R/R Big risk/reward pick here with the high […]

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