Showing posts with label Second Round Pick. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Second Round Pick. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mets News: Mets Sign 2nd Round Draft Pick - RHP Andrew Church

Mets News:

Baseball America's Jim Callis reports (on Twitter) that the Mets have signed second-round pick Andrew Church for $850K. That signing bonus is well below the assigned pick value of $1,138,800 reported by Baseball America back in April. Church is advised by Paul Cobbe and Jonathan Pridie of Sosnick & Cobbe.

Church, a high school right-hander out of Nevada, ranked 75th among draft prospects according to ESPN's Keith Law (Insider subscription required). Baseball America had the 6'1", 185-pound hurler ranked 89th on their Top 500. Law called Church "more arm strength than polished product, sitting 90-94 with some late life up," but noted that he doesn't have great command and has limited feel for his curveball and slider.

Saving roughly $300K on Church will help the Mets to compensate for the record-setting $550K bonus that the team gave to 11th-round selection Ty Bashlor -- $450K of which will count against the team's bonus pool.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Mets News: Mets select RHP Andrew Church in the second round

Mets News:

The Mets have selected Nevada high school right-hander Andrew Church with their second-round pick (48th overall).

Paul DePodesta described Church as having the potential for being a "solid middle-of the rotation starter," who logs innings, with a plus curveball and three-pitch arsenal (fastball that tops out at 93 mph and changeup).

Mets officials said Church faced first-round pick Dominic Smith in a tournament in Las Vegas and Smith doubled and homered against him during an otherwise solid start for the right-hander.

"It was a nice mix of stuff and command," amateur scouting director Tommy Tanous said. "... I went back to see Andrew pitch in his high school playoffs and he was tremendous in that game."

According to reports, Church played high school baseball his freshman year, then transferred, forcing him to sit out his sophomore year. A dispute with the staff after turnover among the coaches then prompted him to skip his junior year and transfer again. He initially was declared ineligible at the third school for his senior year, but eventually was allowed to play.

DePodesta suggested Church merely followed a coach to one school and then another.

"We also saw him last summer, and even saw him this spring while he wasn't pitching for his high school," Tanous said. "So we still got to see him quite a bit."

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Mets will get Marlins' 2nd Round pick for Jose Reyes, NOT 3rd Round

The Mets have been told they'll receive the Marlins' second-round pick for Reyes, tweets Ken Davidoff of Newsday.

For losing Bell, the Padres will get an extra pick right before the Mets' second-round compensation pick (plus a supplemental round pick).  I presume the Mets' pick from the Marlins can still be downgraded if the Marlins sign Pujols or Wilson.

It was originally reported that the Mets will receive the Marlins' third-round pick as compensation for Jose Reyes, based on an article three days ago from ESPNNewYork's Adam Rubin.
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