I thought I would come online this morning and give you my comments on the Mets first day in the 2016 draft.
Most important, I give Sandy and Company all the credit in the world to not cave to the #MetsTwitter demand for new bats and a new third baseman. It's always been the Mets policy to draft the top player on their board (though I have questioned the names found there.)
I also give them credit for going after three college juniors. This is an obvious attempt to improve on the talent depleted minor league system, especially the pitchers (after all those trades last year).
It takes guts to pass on both Nolan Jones and Will Craig, who were both still on the board when the Mets 19th pick came around, Nobody was rising up the mock drafts faster in the past ten days than RHP Justin Dunn, who is just the kind of starter the Mets are famous for, Dunn throws a 99-mph fastball and could easily find himself in Queens by the end of 2018.
So could LHP Anthony Kay and 1B Peter Alonzo, though I do question the drafting of Alonzo with the 64th pick. There obviously is some concern in the front office with the growth/potential of Dominic Smith. The last ting I expected was a first baseman this high.