Showing posts with label 2011 MLB Amateur Draft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2011 MLB Amateur Draft. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mets #1 Pick OF Brandon Nimmo officially signs

The New York Mets late last night have signed outfielder Brandon Nimmo, their first-round pick in the June amateur draft, to a minor league deal with a $2.1 million signing bonus.

Nimmo, of Cheyenne East High in Wyoming, was taken with the 13th pick overall. He played American Legion ball because Wyoming doesn't have high school ball. He hit .551 with 14 homers, 99 RBIs and 33 stolen bases this year and helped Post 6 win its third straight state title.

The Mets also agreed to terms with their third-round pick, right-hander Logan Verrett of Baylor, their 15th-round pick, infielder Phillip Evans of La Costa Canyon High near San Diego, and their 16th-rounder, outfielder Bradley Marquez of Odessa High in Texas.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Signing Nimmo (1st round draft pick)

Midnight is the deadline to sign first-round pick Brandon Nimmo. A team official told that he expected the deal to be completed/announced in the late evening.

Posturing, Nimmo's father Ron said in the Post: "(The Mets) have some work to do. There's some disparity. It's not all about the money. You get one shot at this deal and you're going to have to live off this for six years."

If Nimmo went to the University of Arkansas instead of signing, he would be walking away from roughly $2 million. And at a four-year school, Nimmo would be ineligible to be drafted until after his junior season. So Mets officials know it's just a waiting game and he'll sign.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mets confident (1st round draft pick) Brandon Nimmo will get deal done before Monday deadline

A Mets official told ESPN's Adam Rubin that the organization is confident a deal with first-rounder Brandon Nimmo will be completed prior to the Monday deadline.

The Mets selected Nimmo, a high school outfielder from Wyoming, 13th overall.

Wyoming’s previous best as far as the draft was a sixth-round pick in 1966 by the Philadelphia Phillies, Michael Beaver. His career ended three years later in low-A Walla Walla.

“I guess I do take some pride in that, that I’m representing Wyoming, and showing that great things can come out of Wyoming,” Nimmo said. “I hope that it opens up doors for people from Wyoming. … All these people are saying, ‘You can’t do this. You can’t that. You haven’t faced the good pitching.’ It’s weird to think about it, that this isn’t supposed to happen. I’m not supposed to be picked here. I’m not supposed to do this, do that. It gives you a little bit of something to feed off of -- ‘Well, no one expects anything from me, so I’m just going to go and do my best and try to prove I have something to offer."

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Mets #1 Pick OF Brandon Nimmo remains unsigned

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, First-round pick OF Brandon Nimmo remains unsigned, and GM Sandy Alderson iterated his patience by saying,

"We've got seven out of 33 in the first round signed," Alderson said, referring to the first picks for each MLB team, plus three additional picks technically part of the first round. "Most of them are going to sign on the last day."

The deadline is Aug. 15. Nimmo, drafted 13th overall, is a high school outfielder from Wyoming.

Monday, July 25, 2011

2nd Round Pick Michael Fulmer signs officially with Mets

Fulmer with his Dad at Citi Field
The Mets have signed supplemental first round round pick Michael Fulmer for $937.5K, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America.

The sides first agreed to terms on June 24, which Fulmer announced on Twitter.

Fulmer, a right-handed pitcher out of Deer Creek High School in Oklahoma, was ranked the No. 45 overall prospect by Baseball America and was selected by the Mets at No. 44 overall. Callis reports the deal is the largest for a player outside of the first round of this year's draft.

The $937.5K is $160.8K more than the commissioner's office's recommended slot amount of $776.7K for the 44th overall pick.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Video: Meet the Mets 1st Round Draft Pick, Brandon Nimmo

New York Mets beat writer Andy McCullough took advantage last week's Major League Baseball All-Star break to spend time in Wyoming with the Mets top 2011 draft pick (and 13th overall), Brandon Nimmo, an 18-year-old outfielder from Cheyenne who never played high school ball and perfected his swing inside a barn built by his father. Star-Ledger video by Andrew Mills

Friday, July 15, 2011

Mets agree to terms on 44th overall pick Michael Fulmer

According to ESPN's Adam Rubin, Oklahoma high school right-hander Michael Fulmer, the 44th overall pick in the draft, has agreed to terms with the Mets, he tweeted Thursday night. "Haven't signed paper yet. Just agreed to a deal," he wrote. Fulmer had committed to the University of Arkansas.

Scouting director Chad MacDonald said on draft day: “Big, physical right-hander. If you like 92 to 97 mph with plus sink and a plus breaking ball you’re going to like this guy. … There were three really good high school pitchers from Oklahoma, and they’re all in the same conversation for me.”

Said Paul DePodesta: "The first word out of one of our scout's mouth was, ‘This guy doesn’t like hitters.’ I think he had me sold right then that this guy pitches aggressively. ... We wanted to take a bat up top if we could get one we thought had a chance to get an impact, because we were hopeful there was a potential impact arm for us at 44. The guy we had circled the whole time was Michael Fulmer. And we were thrilled when he was actually there."

Want to get a look at Fulmer Watch This Below:

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mets announce three more draft pick signings........

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN:

The Mets announced the signings of three more draft picks. Here's the press release:

The New York Mets today announced that they have signed three additional draft picks from the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, including left-handed pitcher Jack Leathersich, club’s fifth-round selection, from UMass-Lowell.

The Mets have also signed their 14th-round pick, catcher Xorge Carrillo, and their 37th-round selection, right-handed pitcher Craig Missigman.

The Mets have signed 22 of their draft picks. The players will be assigned to minor league teams within the next week.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Mets have agreed to terms with supplemental first round pick Michael Fulmer

The Mets have agreed to terms with supplemental first round pick Michael Fulmer, the pitcher announced (on Twitter). He said he agreed to a contract yesterday, though he has yet to sign paper (hat tip to Adam Rubin of ESPN NewYork).

Baseball America ranked Fulmer 45th among draft eligible prospects and the Mets selected him with the 44th overall pick.

Fulmer's fastball reaches the mid-90s and he can maintain his velocity late into games, according to BA. He has a hard slider, though he'll have to work on developing a change-up.

OHSSE Highlights from Deer Creek (OK)'s Michael Fulmer's big night against Class 5A's #4 Carl Albert. Fulmer and his 3rd ranked Antlers beat CA 10-2 with the Arkansas Signee striking out 16 batters. Fulmer also added a double and home run at the plate. The Oklahoma High School Sports Express airs first on Sunday nights at 10:30 on FOX25 and then replays during the week on local stations in Enid, Stillwater, Ponca City, McAlester, Broken Arrow, Lawton and on Pioneer DTV.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mets Sign 7 More Draft Picks

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY:

The Mets confirmed the signings of seven additional draft picks, upping their total to 19 of 51 signed. The announcement includes players already assigned and competing with Brooklyn. Here's the release:

The New York Mets today announced that they have signed seven additional draft picks from the 2011 First-Year Player Draft:

  1. 18th-round selection OF Travis Taijeron
  2. 32nd-round pick SS Carlos Leyva
  3. 33rd-round pick RHP Tyson Seng
  4. 38th-round selection RHP Dustin Emmons
  5. 39th-round pick OF Charles Thurber
  6. 41st round pick LHP Mark Picca
  7. 50th-round selection C Edward Rohan

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mets sign 12 Draft Picks from 2011 MLB Amateur Draft

The Mets confirmed 12 signings from last week's draft. Here's their announcement:

The New York Mets today announce that they have signed 12 draft picks from the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, including the club’s second round selection righthanded pitcher Cory Mazzoni from North Carolina State University.

The Mets have also signed:

  • 8th round pick infielder Daniel Muno
  • 17th round pick outfielder Jonathan Clark
  • 19th round pick outfielder Dustin Lawley
  • 26th round pick selection righthanded pitcher Casey Hauptman
  • 27th round pick righthanded pitcher Randy Fontanez
  • 31st round pick infielder Chad Zurcher
  • 34th round pick righthanded pitcher Jacob Lugo
  • 35th round pick righthanded pitcher Chasen Bradford
  • 36th round pick infielder Ryan Hutson
  • 42nd round pick outfielder Gregory Pron 
  • 46th round pick righthanded pitcher Richard Ruff

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Mets Draft Picks 29-50 Rounds

Josh Ake
Ht/Wt: 5-11/185 lbs
Position: SS
School: Hunterdon Central HS, Flemington, N.J.

Jake Hansen
Ht/Wt: 5-11/175 lbs
Position: LHP
School: Walshe HS, Fort Macleod, Alberta

Chad Zurcher
Ht/Wt: 6-1/170 lbs
Position: SS
School: Memphis
Carlos Leyva
Ht/Wt: 5-8/170 lbs
Position: SS
School: Cal State Dominguez Hills

Tyson Seng
Ht/Wt: 6-1/180 lbs
Position: RHP
School: Oklahoma

Jacob Lugo
Ht/Wt: 6-4/185 lbs
Position: RHP
School: Centenary

Chase Bradford
Ht/Wt: 6-1/185 lbs
Position: RHP
School: Central Florida

Ryan Hutson
Ht/Wt: 6-2/195 lbs
Position: 1B
School: Texas-San Antonio

Craig Missigman
Ht/Wt: 6-4/175 lbs
Position: RHP
School: Olympic HS, Charlotte

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Mets Draft Picks 21-28 Rounds

John Gant
Ht/Wt: 6-4/175 lbs
Position: RHP
School: Wiregrass Ranch HS, Florida

Casey Turgeon
Ht/Wt: 5-10/155 lbs
Position: SS
School: Dunedin HS (FL)

Jeff Diehl
Ht/Wt: 6-4/ lbs
Position: C
School: Cranston (R.I.) West HS
William Shepherd
Ht/Wt:/ lbs
Position: 1B
School: Texas
A.J. Reed
Ht/Wt: 6-4/230 lbs
Position: LHP
School: Terre Haute South HS

Casey Hauptman
Ht/Wt:/ lbs
Position: RHP
School: Nebraska

Randy Fontanez
Ht/Wt: 6-1/205 lbs
Position: RHP
School: South Florida

Jharel Cotton
Ht/Wt: 6-0/180 lbs
Position: RHP
School: Miami-Dade JC

Mets Draft Picks 6-20 Rounds

Joe Tuschak
Ht/Wt: 6-0/185 lbs
Position: CF
School: Northern Senior HS (PA)

Cole Frenzel
Ht/Wt: 6-2/205 lbs
Position: 1B
School: Arizona

Daniel Muno
Ht/Wt: 5-11/175 lbs
Position: SS
School: Fresno State
Alexander Panteliodis
Ht/Wt: 6-2/235 lbs
Position: LHP
School: Florida

Matthew Budgell
Ht/Wt: 6-2/150 lbs
Position: RHP
School: Woodbridge HS (CA)

Christian Montgomery
Ht/Wt: 6-1/230 lbs
Position: RHP
School: Lawrence Central HS, Indianapolis

Kenny Mathews
Ht/Wt: 6-3/195 lbs
Position: LHP
School: Diamond Bar HS (CA)

Robert Gsellman
Ht/Wt: 6-4/210 lbs
Position: RHP
School: Westchester HS (CA)

Xorge Carrillo
Ht/Wt: 6-1/220 lbs
Position: C
School: Arizona State

Phillip Evans
Ht/Wt: 5-10/185 lbs
Position: SS
School: La Costa Canyon HS
Bradley Marquez
Ht/Wt: 6-1/185 lbs
Position: CF
School: Odessa HS (TX)

Jonathan Clark
Ht/Wt: 6-1/180 lbs
Position: CF
School: Lee U
Travis Taijeron
Ht/Wt:/ lbs
Position: C

Dustin Lawley
Ht/Wt:/ lbs
Position: 3B/OF
School: West Florida

Mason Robbins
Ht/Wt: 6-0/200 lbs
Position: CF
School: George County

Mets Draft Picks 2-5 Rounds

Michael Fulmer
Ht/Wt: 6-3/200 lbs
Position: RHP
School: Deer Creek HS (OK)

Cory Mazzoni
Ht/Wt: 6-1/190 lbs
Position: RHP
School: North Carolina State

Tyler Pill
Ht/Wt: 6-1/185 lbs
Position: RHP
School: Cal State Fullerton

John Leathersich
Ht/Wt: 5-11/205 lbs
Position: LHP
School: Umass Lowell

Monday, June 06, 2011

Mets Select #13 Pick - OF Brandon Nimmo

The Mets Shock the world by not taking a pitcher and going after a outfielder.

The Mets selected Brandon Nimmo, a high school outfielder from Wyoming, with the 13th pick in the First-Year Player Draft tonight.

His high school, Cheyenne East, does not field a baseball team, but scouts flocked to his American Legion games.

The Mets opted for Nimmo over a large raft of available college pitchers. Perhaps they figured they could find comparable arms in the sandwich round, when they pick 44th.

Here is a videos on Brandon Nimmo

Who will the Mets Draft in the First Round?

The New York Mets have the 13th Pick Overall in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft.

Many have speculated that the Mets will take Jed Bradley from Georgia Tech.

Jed Bradley, LHP, Georgia Tech: Polished lefty offers three pitches (88-94 fastball, plus slider, solid change) with excellent command, though stock dropped somewhat late this spring. Allowed just one homer so far. 7-3, 3.49 ERA with 106/31 K/BB in 98 innings. Target: Mid first round.

Keith Law of  ESPN thinks it going to be Matt Barnes of UConn..

Matt Barnes, RHP, University of Connecticut: Throws mid-90s heat along with plus curveball and solid changeup. Has size (6-4, 205), stuff, and command to anchor a major league rotation. 11-4, 1.62 ERA with 111/31 K/BB in 117 innings. Target: Early-to-mid first round.

Some have mentioned Taylor Guerrieri from Spring Valley, HS as a wild card

Taylor Guerrieri, RHP, Spring Valley HS, Columbia, South Carolina: Fast-riser this spring has mid-to-upper-90s fastball along with power curve, hasn't needed third pitch yet but has the aptitude to develop it. Doubts about makeup hurt stock with some clubs. Target: Mid first round.

My Pick is Jed Bradley. He is a big tall lefty that has good control...

Here is a recent video:

The 2011 MLB Amateur Draft will be on the MLB Network starting at 7PM

New York Mets First Round Picks - 1965-2010

MLB First Round Draft Picks - New York Mets
2010Matt HarveyRHPNorth Carolina7
2008Ike Davis1BArizona State18
2008Reese HavensSSUniv. of South Carolina22
2005Michael PelfreyRHPWichita St9
2004Philip HumberRHPRice3
2003Lastings MilledgeOFLakewood Ranch HS12
2002Scott KazmirLHPHouston, TX15
2001Aaron HeilmanRHPU. of Notre Dame18
2000Billy TraberLHPEl Segundo, CA16
1998Jason TynerCFTexas A&M U.21
1997Geoff GoetzLHPTampa, FL6
1996Robert StrattonOFSanta Barbara, CA13
1995Ryan JaroncykSSEscondido, CA18
1994Paul WilsonRHPFlorida State U1
1994Terrence Long1BMillbrook, AL20
1993Kirk PresleyRHPTupelo, MS8
1992Preston WilsonSS-OFBamberg, SC9
1992Christopher RobertsOF-LHFlorida State U18
1991Alfred ShirleyOFGeorge Washington U18
1990Jeromy BurnitzOFOklahoma State U17
1989Alan ZinterCU of Arizona24
1988Dave ProctorRHPAllen County CC21
1987Chris Donnels3BLoyola Marymount U24
1986Lee MayOFCincinnati, OH21
1985Gregg JefferiesSSMillbrae, CA20
1984Shawn AbnerOFMechanicsburg, PA1
1983Eddie Williams3BSan Diego, CA4
1983Stan JeffersonOFBethune-Cookman College20
1982Dwight GoodenRHPTampa, FL5
1981Terry BlockerOFTennessee State U4
1980Darryl StrawberryOFLos Angeles, CA1
1980Billy BeaneOFRancho Bernardo, CA23
1980John GibbonsCSan Antonio, TX24
1979Tim LearyRHPUCLA2
1978Hubie BrooksSSArizona State U3
1977Wally BackmanSSBeaverton, OR16
1976Tom ThurbergOF-RHSouth Weymouth, MA13
1975Butch BentonCTallahassee, FL6
1974Cliff SpeckRHPBeaverton, OR17
1973Lee MazzilliOFBrooklyn, NY14
1972Richard BengstonCPeoria, IL13
1971Rich Puig2BTampa, FL14
1970*-George AmbrowSSLong Beach, CA23
1969Randy SterlingRHPKey West, FL4
1968Tim FoliSSCanoga Park, CA1
1967Jon MatlackLHPWest Chester, PA4
1966Steve ChilcottCLancaster, CA1
1965Les RohrLHPBillings, MT2

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mets draft 13th in the 2011 Amateur Draft

Here is the draft order for the 2011 Amateur Draft:

Pick Team W L W% GB
1 Pittsburgh Pirates 57 105 0.352 0.0 yes
2 Seattle Mariners 61 101 0.377 4.0 yes
3 Arizona Diamondbacks 65 97 0.401 8.0 yes
4 Baltimore Orioles 66 96 0.407 9.0 yes
5 Kansas City Royals 67 95 0.414 10.0 yes
6 Washington Nationals 69 93 0.426 12.0 yes
7 Arizona Diamondbacks [1]

8 Cleveland Indians 69 93 0.426 12.0 yes
9 Chicago Cubs 75 87 0.463 18.0 yes
10 San Diego Padres [2]

11 Houston Astros 76 86 0.469 19.0 yes
12 Milwaukee Brewers 77 85 0.475 20.0 yes
13 New York Mets 79 83 0.488 22.0 yes
14 Florida Marlins 80 82 0.494 23.0 yes
15 Milwaukee Brewers [3]

16 Los Angeles Dodgers 80 82 0.494 23.0 yes
17 Los Angeles Angels 80 82 0.494 23.0 yes
18 Oakland Athletics 81 81 0.500 24.0 yes
19 Detroit Tigers 81 81 0.500 24.0 no
20 Colorado Rockies 83 79 0.512 26.0 no
21 Toronto Blue Jays 85 77 0.525 28.0 no
22 St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 0.531 29.0 no
23 Chicago White Sox 88 74 0.543 31.0 no
24 Boston Red Sox 89 73 0.549 32.0 no
25 San Diego Padres 90 72 0.556 33.0 no
26 Texas Rangers 90 72 0.556 33.0 no
27 Cincinnati Reds 91 71 0.562 34.0 no
28 Atlanta Braves 91 71 0.562 34.0 no
29 San Francisco Giants 92 70 0.568 35.0 no
30 Minnesota Twins 94 68 0.580 37.0 no
31 New York Yankees 95 67 0.586 38.0 no
32 Tampa Bay Rays 96 66 0.593 39.0 no
33 Philadelphia Phillies 97 65 0.599 40.0


  1. Compensation for unsigned 2010 pick Barret Loux
  2. Compensation for unsigned 2010 pick Karsten Whitson
  3. Compensation for unsigned 2010 pick Dylan Covey
*All 15 teams that finish in the lower half of the standings have protected first round picks in the following year's draft.
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