The Mets selected selected 21-year-old Oregon State OF Michael Conforto with the No. 10 pick in the First Year Player Draft last Thursday.
SNY.TV’s Toby Hyde thinks Conforto is capable of finishing this year at Low-A Savannah or Single-A St. Lucie >> Read More.
5:13 p.m.: The Mets announced they have signed 16 of their draft picks, including their third- and fourth-round picks.
- 3rd round – SS Milton Ramos; American Heritage (FL) School
- 4th round – 3B Eudor Garcia; El Paso (TX) Community College
- 5th round – RHP Josh Prevost; Seton Hall University
- 6th round – C Tyler Moore; LSU
- 7th round – LHP Brad Wieck; Oklahoma City University
- 8th round – 1B Dash Winningham; Trinity Catholic (FL) High School
- 10th round – LHP Kelly Secreast; UNC-Wilmington
- 11th round – RHP Connor Buchmann; University of Oklahoma
- 12th round – RHP Alex Durham; Southern Alamance (NC) High School
- 13th round – RHP Erik Manoah; South Dade Senior (FL) High School,
- 14th round – C Darryl Knight; Embry-Riddle (FL) University
- 17th round – LHP David Roseboom; University of South Carolina-Upstate
- 19th round – RHP Bryce Beeler; University of Memphis (TN)
- 22nd round – 2B William Fulmer; University of Montevallo (AL)
- 25th round – RHP Nicco Blank; Central Arizona Community College
- 27th round – RHP Alex Palsha; Cal-State Sacramento.
“Conforto has an outstanding eye at the plate, of course, but his main tool is his ability to hit, with a simple, easy, yet powerful swing that generates hard line-drive contact as well as home run power,” Keith Law wrote earlier this week (ESPN, June 9). “He’s probably limited to left field but should be able to work himself up to average defensively.”
In this two-minute video, SNY.TV profiles Conforto, featuring highlights and commentary from MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone, ESPN’s Chris Crawford and hosts from the MLB Network, as well as first-hand report from Mets scout Jim Reeves…
Mets VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta and amateur scouting director Tommy Tanous talked with reporters after the draft and this about their top picks :
Milton Ramos, SS, American Heritage (Fla.), third round: “Certainly he’s known for defense. He’s a lot stronger than people think. This is not a below-average bat by any means. … He’s going to be plenty strong enough to hit.”
Eudor Garcia, 3B, El Paso (Texas) CC, fourth round: “He has massive power. … absolutely destroyed the junior-college division that he’s played in. … He’s definitely an offensive player. We feel like he’ll be fine at third base, but when you draft this type of guy you take him for his bat.”
Josh Prevost, RHP, Seton Hall, fifth round: “The biggest surprise when you see him pitch is his actual command and control of his pitches. He’s a fastball-slider-changeup pitcher. We’ve had him up to 94 mph. … Supreme strike-thrower. Tremendous competitor.”
Tyler Moore, C, LSU , sixth round: “He has an advanced approach. He has power and grinds out at-bats. … We drafted him for the purpose of being a catcher.”