Video Profiles of Draft Picks, Look at Mets Draft-Signing Strategy

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

The consensus among baseball experts seems to be that the Mets had a nice draft… not great, not awful, but good. Personally, I like that they seemed to focus on drafting high-ceiling power hitters early, then shifted to fairly projectable pitchers later.

michaelconfortoThis reflects their internal needs, but it also reflects the current trend and economics of baseball, which is smart. How these kids pan out is a whole other story…


To learn more about their top picks, check out this series videos profiles we did for SNY.TV:

No. 1: OF Michael Conforto, Oregon State  >> Watch Here.

No. 2: SS Milton Ramos, American Heritage >> Watch Here.

No. 3: 3B Eudor Garcia, El Paso (Texas) CC >> Watch Here.

No. 4: RHP Josh Prevost, Seton Hall >> Watch Here.


The Mets have agreed to terms with Conforto on a deal that will be valued at $2,970,800 (Callis, June 19).

Toby Hyde, Contributor

Conforto’s signing is important, not just because when he signs the Mets will have added a very good hitting prospect, but for who else the Mets might be able to sign from their draft class. In the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, which took effect between the 2011 and 2012 seasons, teams must manage their total cap amount to fit their players in. The Mets took few risks in terms of signability, and have managed their money in a very similar way to last year >> Read more about Alderson’s draft signing strategy at SNY’s Mets Minors.




11 comments
Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

Comforto looks like a midget......an over-hyped midget. But don't worry, the wilpons will build him up like he's the next Strawberry

glad the mets got new hitting coach.  Team average 15 points lower.  what a joke.  Vegas actually has a hitting and bench coach and a manager that know what they are doing.  just switch the teams.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Anyone know the dimensions in Brooklyn? I thought that they duplicated Shea.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

What happened to the Mets Minors site?  


No comments allowed on articles, a very poor layout, stale articles..?  Is it just going through a transition?


I spend more time going to the site and looking around trying to find something updated recently.

mets1973
mets1973

Sometimes rushing a college player to the pros can do more harm than good. Let's see how he does at brooklyn and then, if he really produces advance him. I don't think he'll be in the ML until 2016.

Metsnow
Metsnow

BFD...that conversation is years away. We need to start worrying about today and tomorrow. We desperately need legit hitters. Maybe we should try Conforto now....certainly couldn't be worse than C Young!!!!

hankypanky
hankypanky

Start a prospect that never played major league ball? Maybe "we" haven't anything to lose, but it could finish Conforto's career early.

Rick Terry
Rick Terry

@Joe Wenzel @mets1973 It's about development. Sending him to Brooklyn where he can't pull home runs will teach him to go the other way more often