Mets Sunday Draft Update – 4-10-16 – Jameson Fisher, Daulton Jefferies, New Mock, Logan Shore, Dakota Hudson


Good morning. 

Weekly highlights - 

As of  April 5th, the nation's leading hitter is Southern Louisiana junior Jameson Fisher. He's currently hitting .521, 7-doubles, .626-OBP, and a .872 slugging percentage. I current do not have him as one of the top 35 players picked in the upcoming draft.

Good news for CAL... RHP Daulton Jefferies does not have a serious injury. It's only a calf strain and he's listed day-to-day. I currently have Jefferies as the 16th overall pick in the draft.

My current top pick in the draft isn't having a great season so far. Oklahoma RHP Alec Hansen has pitched in seven games (six starts) and has turned in only a 7.29-ERA. Now, he has been dropped from the rotation and banished to the pen. Sooner's coached might want to send him up to NYC to see Dr. James Andrews.

Florida LHP A,J, Puk (currently overall #3 pick) had to leave the Texas A&M game after 10 pitches with what team officials said were back spasms.

We’ve added four more mock drafts this week and we now have enough information to project who might be the Mets first two picks in the draft.
Remember, if I’m wrong here, I would easily be the plus or minus five range of where these players are projected.

Last week, we had outfield Will Benton from the Westminster Schools HS (GA) as the 19th pick in the draft. Let’s see who winds up in that position this week, and who falls to the second Mets pick at #31 -

11.     RHP           Alec Hansen                 Oklahoma
12.     LHP           Jason Groome              Barnegat HS (NJ)
13.     LHP           A.J. Puk                        Florida
14.     RHP           Riley Pint                     St. Thomas Aquinas HS (KS)
15.     RHP           Connor Jones               Virginia
  6.     OF              Corey Ray                    Louisville
  7.     OF              Kyle Lewis                    Mercer
  8.     OF              Blake Rutherford        Charminade HS (CA)
  9.     SS              Delvin Perez                Intl Baseball Academy (PR)
  10.  OF             Buddy Reed                 Florida
  11.  2B-3B       Nick Senzel                  Tennessee
  12.  LHP          Matt Krook                  Oregon
  13.  OF             Mickey Moniak            La Costa Canyon HS (CA)
  14.  OF             Bryan Reynolds           Vanderbilt
  15.  RHP          Jordan Sheffield          Vanderbilt
  16.  RHP          Daulton Jeffries          Cal
  17.  OF             Nick Banks                   Texas A&M 
  18.   3B-P         Josh Lowe                     Pope HS (GA)
  19.  RHP          Logan Shore                 Florida
  20.  OF             Wil Benton                   Westminster Schools HS (GA)
  21.  RHP          Kevin Gowdy               Barbara HS (CA)
  22.  RHP          Cal Quantrill               Stanford
  23.  C               Zack Collins                 Miami
  24.  3B              Bobby Dalbec              Arizona
  25.  RHP          Ian Anderson               Shenendohowa HS (NY)
  26.  RHP          Mike Shawaryn           Maryland
  27.  RHP          Robert Tyler                Georgia
  28.  SS             Nolan Jones                  Holy Ghost Prep (PA)
  29.  LHP          Braxton Garrett          Florence HS (AL)
  30.  C               Chris Okey                   Clemson
  31.  RHP          Dakota Hudson            Mississippi State

A little about Logan Shore

Through 3-30, Shore’s stat line is 6-G, 6-starts, 5-0, 2.89, 37.1-IP, 44-K, 5-BB

Last outing: 3-25 vs. Kentucky – 5.0-IP, 4-ER, win

6-2, 215, RHP, Coon Rapids HS (Minn), Junior

Sophomore: 11-6, 112.1-IP, 84-K, 24-BB, three shutouts

Scouting Report by Fueled By Sports -

        Shore is an interesting pitcher to watch going into 2016 and is a guy that could climb up the charts with a strong spring. He has a very good mechanics with a three-quarter arm slot and clean delivery, a plus changeup and a decent curveball. Shore has amazing command that will make him a commodity in any team’s farm system and it’s rare to see him walk a batter. He’s also has a fantastic glove and looks like a future Gold Glove contender. Shore has a chance to be a three, but looks more like a back of the rotation starter.

Pitches - Fastball:  88-94 MPH… Changeup   Slider…Curveball…

Scouting Grades -
Command: 4/5 - Velocity: 3/5 - Movement: 3/5 - Mechanics: 4/5
Fastball: 4/5 - Changeup: 4/5 - Curveball: 3/5 - Overall: 25/35

Potential: B+

Professional Scouting Grades
Tool Grade/Projection - Command      50/60… Mechanics      50/65
Fastball     45/55…   Changeup      45/60… Curveball        45/50
Overall      50/60

Moving on to…

          Dakota Hudson

          As of 3-30:  6-games, 6-starts, 3-1, 1.13, 39.2-IP, 45-K, 18-BB

          Last game – 3-24: vs. Georgia – 7.0-IP, 0-ER, 5-K

          6-5, 215, R/R, Sequatchie County HS (TN)


          Sophomore – 17 relief appearances – 1-1, 4.32-ERA, 16.2-IP, 26-K

          From  D-1 Baseball - Boasting a very deep roster with quality, draftable talent from top to bottom, Mississippi State has a mix of high-upside players and safe bets. Dakota Hudson may not have a boatload of innings under his belt entering 2016, but he could exit the season as one of the top five college pitchers selected in the draft. Hudson, as well as Daniel Brown and Austin Sexton, are a part of what figures to be a very versatile, deep pitching staff. And Jacob Robson and Reid Humphreys highlight a very athletic lineup. As usual, the high school talent on the horizon looks very promising as well.


Ernest Dove said...

My man C.J. Chatham, SS for FAU, went 5-6 last night with a grandslam ;)

Tom Brennan said...

I would love to see us nah a top hitter with one of the two picks. Losses like last night's 1-0 to a clearly inferior team are painful.

Charles said...

I'd like to see a good College arm and a high upside HS bat with those first picks. The Mets desperately need to restock their system with high upside arms since they've either graduated or traded most of their pitchers in the last few seasons.

Starting after 2018, the Mets will need to either start signing their stud pitchers or letting them go. Either with draft pick attached or by trading them before they reach free agency. It'll be important to have replacements ready and after 2018, Harvey will either need to be replaced or signed. I think it'll be crazy to pay him 25 million a year.

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