Even though one may not care about day 3 of the draft, that person may want to be reminded that both Dillon Gee and Mike Piazza came from day 3, so the aforementioned person may want to direct their attention to my bullet point analysis of day 3.
- Day 3 for the Mets saw a lot more position players, and unsurprisingly, up-the-middle position players. The Mets took 3 position players in the draft that don’t profile as staying at an up-the-middle position.
- With the 1040th pick in the draft, the Mets selected Mikey White, who if the Mets can sign him appears to be a good value for the spot, here is what MLB.com said about him:
White gets the ultimate praise of being a “baseball player,” a grinder who plays the game the right way. He has some tools, too, with the ability to hit for average, decent speed and more power than you’d think. His instincts help his tools play up, and he goes all out. He doesn’t necessarily profile well at any one spot, but he’s the kind of player that makes a team better.
- Thank god the Mets drafted a baseball player, I was always afraid they would take a hockey player by accident or something.
- With the Mets last pick in the draft, they selected RHP David Gonzalez. While signability will most likely be an issue and he will probably never throw a pitch for the Mets, I like him as a prospect. You can see video of him here. Although the delivery may be hard to repeat, 90 MPH fastballs and 78 MPH curveballs don’t grow on trees.
- After taking bats with their first 3 picks, the Mets took 23 pitchers the rest of the way, clearly trying to address the lack of top bats in their system. After that they tried to add depth to the pitching side, which it definitely needed.
To see all of the Mets picks this year, click here.