Posted by Mack Ade at 12:09 PM
Jonathan Mayo analyzed the Mets draft for MLB.com -
For the first time since 2009, the Mets didn't have a selection in the top 13 picks. Like in 2009, they didn't pick until the second round. One thing didn't change, however: the Mets went after a high school bat with their first selection, taking toolsy Florida prep outfielder Desmond Lindsay No. 53 overall. Three of the organization's top five picks were high schoolers, with Thomas Szapucki ranked No. 97 on the Top 200 going in the fifth round.
Nabbing David Thompson's power bat in the fourth -- he was ranked No. 127 -- could provide some good value. They took some well-thought of high schoolers late like Nic Enright (19th round) and Jake Higginbotham (27th round), both of whom were in the Top 200, but both are likely to end up at Virginia Tech and Clemson, respectively.
Mack – I’ve always said that I would be thrilled if I could come out of every draft with three top players. The Mets have a chance to do that here with Lindsay, Szapucki, and Thompson. First, I hope they are all signed.