Posted by Mack Ade at 11:51 AM
First of all, thanks to those of you that followed me last night on the open draft thread.
We finally got around to the Mets pick and they chose Hole-In-The-Wall... err, I mean, Out-Of-Door Academy (FL) Desmond Lindsay. I had a list of the top 150 players that most draft pundits were working with and he was nowhere on that list. Still, I'm not saying this might be a bad deal.
First of all, I don't think you are going to like the rest of the Mets picks that start today.
The Mets only have $3,587,800 to sign 39 picks. This is the lowest amount of all 30 clubs.
The total amount isn't even enough to sign Daz Cameron.
So, what you have here is a horrible amount of bonus money in a very talent-limited draft.
You're going to see a lot of players with strange names from strange schools. Many may be college seniors that have negotiation power when it comes to bonus money. Other could be from JUCO schools or D1 and D2 level organizations.
The Mets scouting system is going to be highly tested to come up with a couple of rough diamonds here, but I'm not even going to set my sights that high.
Look for a filler draft.