Mets have the 13th and 44th pick that will be covered today. The rest of the draft will continue tomorrowThe Sandy Alderson Era starts now....Mets pick in the 1st round goes to...Brandon Nimmo - OFBorn and raised in a state that does not have high school baseball, Brandon Nimmo has emerged as the rare, nationally recognized prospect from Wyoming. The 6-foot-2, lefty-hitting outfielder is the highest pick ever from the state. According to Keith Law(hat tip to Adam Rubin
):Nimmo's high school in Cheyenne, Wyo., doesn't have a baseball team, so he spent the spring playing with his American Legion club after opening eyes all last summer on the showcase circuit. He has strong hands and good hand-eye coordination, with a frame that looks built for some future power if he can get a little more rotational. He has the arm to play right field and has shown good speed in the past, although he's been bothered this spring by tendinitis in his right knee, which is the same knee he had ACL surgery on in 2009. The biggest problem for scouts, however, is the fact that Nimmo won't see high-quality pitching this spring. His swing looks good, but evaluating his plate discipline or ability to catch up to better velocity will be tough.
Mets pick in the Compensation round is...Michael Fulmer RHPAccording to Kieth Law(hat tip to Adam again)Fulmer's a late riser in this draft, a beneficiary of all the national scouts who've headed into Oklahoma this year to see Dylan Bundy and Archie Bradley and have stuck around for a day or two to make the trip worthwhile. Fulmer has one of the best breaking balls in the draft to go with a 91-94 mph fastball. The curveball runs from 76 into the low 80s and has tight rotation with a sharp downward break. There's clear effort in his delivery, as he gets his front leg down early but doesn't get his weight on it and generates arm speed from his upper half. However, the present fastball and breaking ball are both above-average and he could probably move through the lower levels of a system fairly quickly.
With all the glitz and glam of the first round over, Mets scouting staff is still hard at work at picking the future of the MetsIn the second round, with the 71st pick they have selected RHP Cory MazzoniYou can read his college bio here
In the third round, with the 101st pick they have selected selected RHP Logan VerrettYou can read his college bio here
In the fourth round, the Mets select RHP Tyler PillYou can read his college bio here
In the fifth round, the Mets select Jack Leathersich, LHPYou can read his college bio here
In the sixth round, the Mets selected OF Joe TuschakNo bio available(HS player) but according to Metsblog
:"In 24 games this season, Tuschak has hit .487 with nine home runs and 30 RBI in 78 at bats.'
In the seventh round, the Mets selected 1B Cole FrenzelYou can read his college bio here
Hat tip to Adam Rubin
for the info