Paul DePodesta Twitter chat recap: Plan, Flores, Leathersich and more

On Thursday night, Paul DePodesta, the Mets Vice President of Player Development and Scouting, took to Twitter to answer questions about the team’s minor league system and players and the recent First-Year Player Draft…

Among some of his answers, DePodesta said…

  • That he is “right there with you” when asked about “The Plan” working. “Foundation is looking good, but it needs to translate to Citi Field. Light getting brighter!” he said.
  • Jack Leathersich is the player that will likely make the most immediate impact at the major league level
  • He believes first-round pick Dominic Smith has a chance to be an “impact defender” at first
  • He’s “not a huge fan” of drafting relievers
  • When asked where he sees Wilmer Flores at the major league level, he answered “hitting in an RBI spot”
  • He was “surprised and excited” that fifth-round pick Jared King fell to them

Full back and forth with fans on Twitter below:

Mets Vice President of Player Development and Scouting Paul DePodesta took questions from fans on Twitter. Here are his answers…