Through The Fence - Mock Mets Picks


11. New York Mets — Reese McGuire, C, Kentwood HS (WA)
The best defensive catcher in the draft regardless of class, McGuire is a great athlete who can also handle the bat. He hits from the left side, which is a rarity for catchers. At 6’-1” and 190 pounds, he generates a lot of power due to his excellent bat speed and will only develop more pop as he matures. He put on a clinic for U18 Team USA over the summer, hitting .462 (12-for-26) with four doubles, 11 RBI, eight walks and a .583 OBP over nine games as Team USA won the gold in Seoul, South Korea. Hit .388 his junior season with four home runs, 34 RBI and a .675 SLG.
48. New York Mets — Keegan Thompson, RHP, Cullman HS (AL)
The 6’-3”, 185-pound right-hander had a dominant junior season going 7-2 with a 0.94 ERA and 119 K/5 BB over 67.1 innings. Features a mid-90s fastball, plus curve, a developing change-up and superb command of all three. Was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Alabama as a sophomore and also starred for 2011 U16 Team USA, going 2-0 with 18 strikeouts and only six hits allowed over 14 innings, including tossing a complete game shutout against Cuba in the gold medal game, striking out 12 while also going 4-for-5 at the plate with two RBI. Had seven strikeouts over six innings, allowing one run for 2012 U18 Team USA.

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Charles said...

Both of those players seem really good to me, but I honestly don't know much at all yet about any of these available players.

Mack? Your take if these two were actually the ones taken?

Rammy Yogendra said...

Another lazy mock. We already have d'Arnaud, Centeno, and Plawecki.... don't think we need to draft a defensive catcher with our first pick.

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Mack Ade said...


This is how the draft works.

It's never the position, it's the quality of the player.

McGwire could easily be picked by the Mets if he's there, because he's that good and projectable.

He could bring whatever you want in a trade 2-3 years down the road.

Charles said...

Best player available= ? Position.

Position means nothing if you're choosing the B.P.A.


You're correct. I don't care about position despite wanting a pitcher or an outfielder, however, if Reese is the best available, that's who I'm picking.

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