We're far enough along to give meaningful report cards. So here goes:
GREAT SO FAR:
Justin Dunn, 1st Rd, Brooklyn: 7 G, 0.50, 18 IP, 19 K. So far, so great.
Peter Alonzo, 2nd Rd., Brooklyn: 30 G, .321/.382/.587 - Wow! The only guy hitting with power, amazingly, in a typical Mets draft. Then Alonzo breaks his finger, causing Alonso Mourning!!
Austin McGeorge, 7th Rd., Bklyn: 11 G, 12 IP, 2.92, 1.14 WHIP, 11 K
Placido Torres, 8th Rd., Kingsport: 10 G, 13 IP, 21 K, 3.38. Like those Ks.
Chris James, 14th Rd., GCL: 11 G, 0.73, 0.90 WHIP, 8K. Nice start.
Gary Cornish, 19th Rd., Brooklyn: 10 G, 14 IP, 1.93, 1.14 WHIP, 21 K.
Colby Woodmansee, 5th Rd., Bklyn, SS: 46 G, .271/.308/.354, a scary 59 K. 3 errors.
Chris Viall, 6th Rd., Kingsport: 8 G, 5.29, 15 BB, 24 K in 17 IP. Wild Thing, love the K's!
Jacob Zanon, 15th Rd, Bklyn, OF: 44 G, an excellent 20 of 22 steals, despite hitting just .197/.284/.287 so far. 25 K.
OK SO FAR:
Blake Tiberi, 3rd Rd., Bklyn: 39 G, .237/.320/.290, 22 K, no errors at 3B. Hopefully, a 3rd round pick can do more offensively than Blake has done so far.
Gene Cone, 10th Rd., Bklyn: 40 G, .243/.337/.309, 26 K, just 1 OF error. Unexciting.
NOT GOOD SO FAR:
Michael Paez, 4th Rd., Bklyn, SS: 28 G, .168/.262/.252, 3 errors. Only 5'8", this seems like another in a history of Mets' poor offensive picks. Draft power bats, man, not small guys in early rounds. Maybe Paez will prove me wrong.
Colin Holderman, 9th Rd., Kingsport: 10 G, 14 IP, 7 K, 5.27.
Trent Johnson, 16th Rd., Kingsport: 12 G, 12 IP, 7.30, 1.62 WHIP, 10 K
Adam Atkins, 18th Rd, Bklyn: 13 G, 5.25, 1.75, 12 IP, 14K.
NOT WELL AT ALL:
Dan Rizzie, 13th Rd., C, Bklyn: 26G, .157/.287/.217 is downright non-offensive.
Jay Jabs, 17th Rd., Bklyn: 41 G, .190/.300/.248, 36 K. Not promising for a 3rd baseman.
ALMOST ON VACATION:
Matt Cleveland, 12th Rd., GCL: 4 G, 4 IP, 4.15, 1K. Hopefully he gets 10 innings in this yr
Anthony Kay, 1st Rd: has not pitched yet. Resting golden arm. See you in 2017, AK.
Cameron Planck (11th round), Carlos Cortes (20th round) - your mistake, boys.
So far, very happy with Dunn and Alonso, otherwise, to me, results show a poor draft.
I will say that while the guys in Brooklyn collectively may not be hitting, they are fielding remarkably well, all far better than my favorite defenseless piñata Gavin Cecchini.