MOD: New York Mets #7 (War Room)

Mock Organization Diary #7 for the New York Mets, Minor League Ball Community Mock Draft 2011

This MOD is our War Room for today's mock draft. Russ is the Scouting Director, and mtk52983 is the Assistant Scouting Director.

The previous MODs were:
MOD: New York Mets #1 (Draft Approach)
MOD: New York Mets #2 (Round 1 Pick)
MOD: New York Mets #3 (Comp Round A Pick)
MOD: New York Mets #4 (Round 2 Pick)
MOD: New York Mets #5 (Round 3 Pick)
MOD: New York Mets #6 (Review)

Below is our draft board. They are ranked for draft selection priority, which will change as the draft progresses.

Priority Player Position School Notes
Round 1 | Pick #13
1 Trevor Bauer RHP UCLA Mets seem very interested in Bauer, but he is unlikely to be available for the #13 pick
2 Anthony Rendon 3B Rice Unlikely to make out of the top-5
3 Gerrit Cole RHP UCLA Unlikely to be available at #13
4 Danny Hultzen LHP Virginia Unlikely to be available at #13
5 Dylan Bundy RHP Owasso HS (OK) Severe pre-draft overslot demands
6 George Springer CF Connecticut True 5-tools outfielder
7 Bubba Starling CF/RHP Gardner-Edgerton HS (KS) Phenominal athlete, true 5-tools player, unlikely to be available at #13
8 Archie Bradley RHP Broken Arrow HS (OK) Severe pre-draft overslot demands
9 Jed Bradley LHP Georgia Tech(OK) Unlikely to be available at #13
10 Sonny Gray RHP Vanderbilt
11 Taylor Guerrieri RHP Spring Valley HS (SC)
12 Daniel Norris LHP Science Hill HS (TN)
13 Matt Barnes RHP Connecticut
14 Taylor Jungmann RHP Texas
15 Alex Meyer RHP Kentucky
16 Francisco Lindor SS Montverde Academy (FL)
17 Mikie Mahtook OF LSU
18 Kolten Wong 2B Hawaii High floor, medium ceiling player
19 Levi Michael SS North Carolina
20 Blake Swihart C Cleveland HS (NM) Switch hitting catcher
Comp Round A | Pick #44
21 Andrew Susac C Oregon State Projects to be gone by the 44th pick
22 Henry Owens LHP Hunting Beach HS (CA) Projects to be gone by the 44th pick, Miami commitment
23 Brandon Nimmo OF Cheyenne East HS (WY) Projects to be gone by the 44th pick, Arkansas commitment
24 Brian Goodwin OF Miami-Dade CC
25 Cory Spangenberg 3B Indian River State
26 Jorge Lopez RHP Academia la Milagrosa
27 Nick Delmonico C/1B Farragut HS (TN) Georgia commitment
28 Brad Miller SS Clemson
29 Kyle Crick RHP Sherman HS (TX) TCU commitment
30 Andrew Chafin LHP Kent State
31 Josh Osich LHP Oregon State Recently pitched a no-hitter, but projects as a reliever because of a lack of an effective breaking pitch
32 Hudson Boyd RHP Bishop Verot HS (FL) Florida commitment
33 Adam Conley LHP Washington State
34 Grayson Garvin LHP Vanderbilt
35 Williams Jerez OF Grand Street HS (NY)
36 Chris Reed LHP Stanford
37 Kyle Winkler RHP TCU
38 Michael Fulmer RHP Deer Creek HS (OK) Arkansas commitment
39 Anthony Meo RHP Coastal Carolina
40 Austin Hedges C Junipero Serra HS (CA) Strong college commitment to UCLA
Round 2 | Pick #71
40.5 Matt Purke LHP TCU
41 Derek Fisher OF Cedar Crest HS (PA) Virginia commitment
42 Jason Esposito 3B Vanderbilt
43 Brett Austin C Providence HS (NC) NC State commitment
44 Sean Gilmartin LHP Florida State
45 Will Lamb LHP/1B/OF Clemson
46 Tyler Greene SS West Boca Raton HS (FL) Georgia commitment
47 Andrew Gagnon RHP Long Beach State
48 Nick Maronde LHP Florida
49 Tyler Marlette C Hagerty HS (FL) Central Florida commitment
50 Dan Vogelbach 1B Bishop Verot HS (FL) Florida commitment
51 Larry Greene OF Berrien County HS (GA)
52 Kyle Gaedele OF Valaraiso
53 Ryan Carpenter LHP Gonzaga
54 Chris Marlowe RHP Oklahoma State
55 Logan Verrett RHP Baylor
56 Joe Panik SS St. Johns
57 James McCann C Arkansas
58 Johnny Eierman SS/OF Warsaw HS (MO) LSU commitment
59 Josh Tobias 2B Southeast Guilford HS (NC) Very strong Florida commitment
Round 3 | Pick #101
60 Cesar Ogando LHP Caribbean College (PR)
61 Burch Smith RHP Oklahoma
62 Jack Armstrong, Jr. RHP Vanderbilt
63 Charlie Lowell LHP
Wichita State
64 Tyler Goeddel 3B/SS/OF St. Francis HS (CA) UCLA commitment, brother of Mets prospect Erik Goeddel
65 Erik Johnson RHP California
66 Brandon Martin SS
Santiago HS (CA) Oregon State commitment
67 Ian Gardeck RHP Angelina College (JuCo)
68 Madison Boer RHP Oregon
69 Roman Quinn OF Port St Joe HS (FL) Florida State commitment
70 Joe Musgrove RHP Grossmont HS (CA) San Diego State commitment
71 Dillon Peters LHP Cathedral HS (IN) 5'11", and maybe shorter. Expected to need an overslot offer to sign
72 Amir Garrett LHP Findley Prep (NV) St. John's basketball commitment
73 Shawon Dunston, Jr. OF Valley Christian HS (CA) Vanderbilt commitment
Priority Player Position School Notes

Here are the draft results:

1) George Springer, CF, University of Connecticut – 5 tools player, and all tools are above average or better. Springer started the season as a potential top-5 pick, but got offf to a slow start with the new bats. He adjusted, and has put up excellent numbers through much of the season. There are questions about Springers ability to make contact at the major league level. That is the only real doubt about him. One comparison was made to Jim Thome, but with plus speed.

1s) Levi Michael, INF, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Not an impact player, but a high floor switch hitting infielder. Can play shortstop, but projects to second base or third base. Gives the Mets quality depth where it is sorely needed.

2) Matt Purke, LHP, Texas Christian University – Started the season as a consensus top-5 pick. His velocity disappeared. After a trip to a doctor, a minor shoulder injury was treated. This killed Purke's status as a top-5 pick for this year. He has returned to pitching, and most of his velocity has returned. Purke is scheduled to pitch in summer ball. The plan here is to draft him, and watch Purke pitch. If his velocity completely returns, negotiations begin. $4 million is probably where Purke is willing to listen. He may refuse to sign for less than $6.5 million, but if fully recovered, he may be worth that.

3) Cesar Ogando, LHP, Caribbean College (PR) – The 18 year old raised a lot of eye brows when his velocity jumped from the high 80s at the beginning of the season to the low 90s. Potentially quality changeup and curveball.

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