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.
|Round 1 | Pick #13|
|6||George Springer||CF||Connecticut||True 5-tools outfielder|
|19||Levi Michael||SS||North Carolina|
|Comp Round A | Pick #44|
|Round 2 | Pick #71|
|46||Tyler Greene||SS||West Boca Raton HS (FL)||Georgia commitment|
|49||Tyler Marlette||C||Hagerty HS (FL)||Central Florida commitment|
|54||Chris Marlowe||RHP||Oklahoma State|
|59||Josh Tobias||2B||Southeast Guilford HS (NC)||Very strong Florida commitment|
|Round 3 | Pick #101|
|60||Cesar Ogando||LHP||Caribbean College (PR)|
|62||Jack Armstrong, Jr.||RHP||Vanderbilt|
|67||Ian Gardeck||RHP||Angelina College (JuCo)|
|69||Roman Quinn||OF||Port St Joe HS (FL)||Florida 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|
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.