Lots of guys get drafted each year. Most sign; few have success in the bigs.
The Mets since 2009, the year Steve Matz was drafted, have done exceptionally well in their drafts. Why did I start with 2009? It was a weak year, except for Stevie, so I said what the heck, and started there? You gotta start somewhere, right?
Michael Conforto - 2014 - 1st round
Gavin Cecchini – 2012 - 1st round - great 2015 season, hitting .317
Matt den Dekker - 2010 - 5th round - traded to the Nats.
Akeel Morris - 2010 - 10th round - fine year with a burp in the middle. Majors in 2016?
Eric Goeddel - 2010 - 24th round - it all depends on the elbow.
Josh Edgin - 2010 - 30th round - it all depends on how the elbow heals.
Logan Verrett - 2011 - 3rd round - homer-prone, but has made strides.
Jack Leathersich - 2011 - 5th round - it all depends on how the elbow heals.
Christian Montgomery - 2011 - 11th round - a brilliant relief season, but for a few really bad games.
Robert Gsellman - 2011 - 13th round - hit some turbulence at AA, but he's young. Show us in 2016.
Matt Reynolds - 2012 - 2nd round - an off season and some elbow issues - which Matt in 2016?
Chris Flexen - 2012 - 12th round - back strong from Tommy John - at least to AA in 2016.
Milton Ramos - 2014 - 3rd round - .340 after July, shows he's got some juice. Lots of SS competition.
Eudor Garcia -2014 - 4th round - hit really well - possible starting major league 3B by mid-2017?
Cory Mazzoni - 2011 - 2nd round for Alex Torres
Brad Weick - 2014 - 7th round for Alex Torres
Tyler Pill - 2011 - 4th round - AAA was a nightmare for Tyler. He is a AA assassin. Great hitter.
Danny Muno - 2011 - 8th round - did little in major league debut and tailed off in AAA late.
Travis Taijeron - 2011 - 18th round - also tailed off in 2nd half in AAA, but best Met minor league hitter in terms of power, fine on base %. Strikeouts are his continuing Achilles heel.
Corey Oswalt - 2012 - 7th round - 2016 pivotal for Corey. He had a fine 11-5 year with the Gnats, but allows a lot of hits (153 in 129 innings). Can he succeed at higher levels, given that red flag?
Logan Taylor - 2012 - 11th round - coming off injuries that limited him to 94 innings in 2013 and 2014, he had a solid 2015 in St Lucie: 6-2, 1.94 in last 10 outings, and 137 total innings.
Matt Bowman 2012 - 13th round - highly considered coming into 2015, he had a bleak 2015 in AAA: 7-16, 5.53, 1.68 WHIP. 2016 will be a make-or-break season for Matt.
Next: Interesting 2015 Picks, Based on Performance So Far:
Max Wotell is a 3rd round, 18 year old lefty. Max pitched just 10.2 innings, allowing a mere 2 hits, walking 9, fanning 16. Possibly a future Steve Matz, but he's got a long ways to go to get there.
Desmond Lindsay – 2nd round. He does not turn 19 until 2016, and so his .263 impresses.
Corey Taylor - 7th round lefty: 18 IP, 3 ER, 16 K.
PJ Conlon - 13th round lefty: 17 IP, 8 H, 25 K, ZERO EARNED RUNS!
Vinny Siena - 14th round IF: .268 in 72 games. Faded late.
Tom McIlraith, righty: 6-1, 1.71 for Kingsport.
So my take, even without including international players (and the rare standout undrafted player like T J Rivera) in the analysis, is that the Mets have a lot of talent in the minors still.