On Sunday, the Meridian native made the trek to the Mets’ Spring Training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for the last of several workouts Haggard conducted.
“I needed to go down there and prove myself,” said Haggard, who tops out at 97-miles per hour. “I had a good day. They had a couple of their (high-level) scouts there, and the ball was coming out real well.
“I had a really good feeling about the (Mets and Marlins), but as the day unfolded I was kind of getting nervous and antsy.”
Haggard said he has agreed to an undisclosed signing bonus with the Mets. The slotted financial value for his pick selection is $150,000.
6-2, 205 pounds - R/R
2015 (Senior): Made 14 relief appearances with one start...third among DSU relievers with a 3.24 ERA…posted a 1-3 record with one save and was apart of two combined shutouts…worked 33.1 innings with 36 strikeouts and 23 walks…gave up 20 runs, 21 earned, and 27 hits…opponents had a .218 against…averaged 2.22 innings pitched per relief appearance and had a 1.6 strikeouts to walk ratio…made his lone start of the season at Southern Arkansas (4.14), allowing two unearned runs, on three hits with six strikeouts and three walks…recorded five strikeouts in three innings at Lee University (4.3) and four strikeouts at West Alabama (4.5) in the GSC Tournament Championship round…credited with a save against Shorter University (4.19), allowing no hits over 1.2 scoreless innings...worked a season-high 4.2 innings against West Georgia (4.29).