With the pick not given up to sign Michael Bourn, the Mets selected lefty first baseman Dominic Smith out of Serra High School in California. Here’s Joe DeMayo on Smith: “Dominic Smith .. He has legit gold glove upside at 1st with a chance to have plus power. Mets made… Read More →
So consider me skeptical of the two early draft picks by the New York Mets on Monday night. And that is with the obvious caveat that it is impossible to truly evaluate a draft in real time, not when so many years separate a draft pick from his major league… Read More →
The king of prospects weighs in on the Mets. There’s ample reason for optimism here, especially on the pitching side. It is important not to figure on any particular prospect, especially a pitcher. So it is less the impressive reports on Wheeler, Familia and Harvey, and more that all three… Read More →
I’m not here to tell you that Brandon Nimmo, the Mets’ top pick who signed last night, will be a star. Maybe he’ll be Darryl Strawberry. Maybe he’ll be Shawn Abner. But that’s precisely the point. The Mets did exactly what an intelligent team needs to do in the draft,... Read More →
Watching Met finances over the coming months is going to be a fairly demoralizing exercise. Players leaving, whether by the non-waiver trade deadline or via free agency this winter, will frustrate the fan base. In the case of someone like Carlos Beltran, it will make sense, baseball-wise. In Jose Reyes’... Read More →
The New York Mets have announced that they have signed right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey, the seventh overall pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. Harvey, 21, was 8-3 with a 3.09 ERA in 14 games this year with the University of North Carolina. In 96.0 innings, the junior righthander allowed… Read More →
In the second day of the First Year Player Draft on Tuesday, the Mets picked up 28 players, two of which are high school players. Seventeen of the 28 players are pitchers. See the list of Mets’ second-round draftees including some stats and which school they come from.
The New York Mets today announced that they have selected righthanded pitcher Matt Harvey from the University of North Carolina with the seventh overall pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. Harvey, 21, just completed his junior season as the Tar Heels were eliminated in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday…. Read More →
The Mets have the No. 7 overall pick come June 7 when the 2010 Major League Draft will take place. The Mets do not have a second-round pick as they gave up that right to acquire Jason Bay. Read MLB.com’s Draft Preview for the Mets and see the draft order.