The Major League Baseball draft begins at 7:00 p.m. ET on June 4 with the New York Mets having the No. 6 overall pick.
Tim Britton of The Athletic is reporting that the Mets are heavily scouting the SEC Tourament that is currently underway.
As Britton points out, Auburn right-hander Casey Mize is playing in the tourney though he still seems like the likely first overall pick to the Detroit Tigers. Another right-handed pitcher, Brady Singer, is playing in the tournament but has been mocked consistently before the Mets pick at six.
Lastly, Britton mentions Florida third baseman Jonathan India. Mock drafts from Baseball America, Keith Law and Jim Callis all have the Mets taking India with a helium pick.
Florida played earlier today losing 8-2 to Alabama. India went 1-for-3 with his 17th home run of the season and made numerous good defensive plays at third.
The right-handed hitting India is hitting .368/.506/.735 with 11 doubles, three triples, 17 homers, 42 RBI and 11 stolen bases. He came into today with the same amount of walks (45) as strikeouts (45) in 55 games this year.
The junior has experience at second base and shortstop in addition to third.
Callis of MLB.com released his latest mock today and as mentioned previously he thinks the Mets take India. He does mention Mountain Ridge HS left-hander Matthew Liberatore, South Alabama outfielder Travis Swaggerty and and Waukesha West HS outfielder Jarred Kelenic as options too.
Baseball America has India ranked as their No. 5 draft prospect, Liberatore at No. 2, Swaggerty at No. 9 and Kelenic falling to No. 12 from 11 in their recent update.