Friday, June 20, 2014
First-round pick OF Michael Conforto has agreed to the terms of a contract with the Mets, according to ESPN.
Conforto, a Scott Boras client, will sign for $2,970,800, which is the precise MLB recommendation for the 10th overall pick, according to MLB's Jim Callis.
Conforto is the two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year.
He hit .345 with seven homers and 56 RBIs in 203 at-bats with Oregon State during his junior season and produced a .504 on-base percentage. He set a single-season school record with 55 walks.
Sandy Alderson has said Conforto is close to having a completed deal with the club.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
The Mets announced the signings of four more draft picks, bringing the total to 21 of 39 selections already on board.
The Mets officially announced the signing of right-hander Jim Duff from Garden City, Long Island, Friday.
The newly announced additions include a pair with Long Island ties: right-handers Jim Duff (20th round) from Garden City and Tyler Badamo (24th), who pitched at Oakdale's Dowling College. The other two are outfielder Michael Katz (ninth round) from William & Mary and right-hander Matt Blackham (29th) from Middle Tennessee State.
Sandy Alderson has indicated he expects a deal with first-round pick Michael Conforto, an outfielder from Oregon State, will be announced shortly.
Sunday, June 08, 2014
2014 Mets Draft Picks - Rounds - 11- 40
Here's the list of players the Mets drafted on Saturday:
Rd. 11 (325th overall), Connor Buchmann, RHP, Oklahoma U., college bio
Rd. 12 (355), Alex Durham, RHP, Southern Alamance (N.C.) HS
Rd. 13 (385), Erik Manoah, RHP, South Dade (Fla.) HS
Rd. 14 (415), Darryl Knight, C, Embry-Riddle U., college bio
Rd. 15 (445), Gabriel Llanes, RHP, Downey (Calif.) HS
Rd. 16 (475), Joel Huertas, LHP, Carmen Sol (Puerto Rico) HS
Rd. 17 (505), David Roseboom, LHP, U. South Carolina Upstate, college bio
Rd. 18 (535), Raphael Ramirez, CF, Pace Academy (Ga.) HS
Rd. 19 (565), Bryce Beeler, RHP, U. Memphis, college bio
Rd. 20 (595), Jim Duff, RHP, Stonehill (Mass.) College, college bio
Rd. 21 (625), Luke Bonfield, OF, The Pendleton School (Fla.) HS
Rd. 22 (655), Will Fulmer, 2B, U. Montevallo (Ala.), college bio
Rd. 23 (685), Richard Moesker, RHP, Trinity Christian Academy (Fla.) HS
Rd. 24 (715), Tyler Badamo, RHP, Dowling (N.Y.) College, college bio
Rd. 25 (745), Nicco Blank, RHP, Central Arizona College, college bio
Rd. 26 (775), Tommy Pincin, C, Upland (Calif.) HS
Rd. 27 (805), Alex Palsha, RHP, Sacramento State U., college bio
Rd. 28 (835), Keaton McKinney, RHP, Akeny Centennial (Iowa) HS
Rd. 29 (865), Matt Blackham, RHP, Middle Tennessee State U., college bio
Rd. 30 (895), Tucker Tharp, OF, U. of Kansas, college bio
Rd. 31 (925), Kurtis Horne, LHP, Edward Milne (British Columbia) HS
Rd. 32 (955), Chris Glover, RHP, Rockwall (Texas) HS
Rd. 33 (985), Brady Puckett, RHP, Riverdale (Tenn.) HS
Rd. 34, (1,015), Jordan Hand, C, Shadow Ridge (Nev.) HS
Rd. 35 (1,045), Jonathan Teaney, RHP, Quartz Hill (Calif.) HS
Rd. 36 (1,075), Garett King, RHP, Orange Lutheran (Calif.) HS
Rd. 37 (1,105), Tristan Gray, SS, Elkins (Texas) HS
Rd. 38 (1,135), Kyle Dunster, RHP, Greenwich (Conn.) HS
Rd. 39 (1,165), Arnaldo Berrios, CF, Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy (Puerto Rico) HS
Rd. 40 (1,195), Dale Burdick, SS, Summit (Tenn.) HS
Saturday, June 07, 2014
2014 Mets Draft Picks Rounds 4 Through 10:
Eudor Garcia, 3B, El Paso (Texas) CC, 4th Round:
2014 Stats: .410 BA , 9 HR, 49 RBI's - 55 Games
Mets Scouting Director Says: "We went and worked him out," Tanous said. "He has massive power. A left-handed hitter. Has absolutely destroyed the junior-college division that he's played in. Most valuable player. Player of the year. 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, 5th Round:
2014 Stats: 12-2 1.62 ERA 111 K's in 116 Innings
Mets Scouting Director says: "He's a really interesting player -- a 6-8 pitcher from Seton Hall," Tanous said. "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. He probably pitches anywhere between 90-93 mph. Supreme strike-thrower. Tremendous competitor. He has a lot of the things that we look for and still, as a college player, has some upside."
Tyler Moore, C, LSU , 6th Round:
2014 Stats: .301 BA 6 HR 37 RBI's - Plays Catcher and Corner Infield - Lefty bat
Mets Scouting Director Says: "A left-handed hitting catcher. He does a lot of things that we like offensively," Tanous said. "He has an advanced approach. He has power. Grinds out at-bats. So we're really excited we were able to get him at the spot we ended up getting him. He didn't play every game, and then down the stretch he played quite a bit. Tommy Jackson and Max Semler, our scouts in that region, really did a terrific job staying on him and staying with him. If it wasn't for that, we probably wouldn't have been able to land a prospect like that. He's a catcher (as opposed to other positions he's played). He's really an advanced guy behind the plate. They kind of have a rotation there at LSU. There's nothing we can do about that. But this is a catcher. We drafted him for the purpose of being a catcher."