6/18/17

UPDATE - SIGNED - Mets 7th Rd. (#217 overall) Pick - Conner O'Neil

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Conner O'Neil

As we noted in the 6th round pick post, the Mets kept drafting an abundance of right handed college senior, 21-22 year old pitchers. 

In the 4th round, the Mets selected 21 year old right hand pitcher Tony Dibrell.

In rounds 6 through 10, selected were all right hand pitchers, and only one not aged 22.   Many 2016 Kingsport Mets pitchers, including Jordan Humphreys, are already pitching in Columbia this year, etc., so it appears there is much restocking of starters in the upper levels of Mets rookie ball.

In rounds 5 through 10, none of the players selected were in the MLB Top 200 Prospect ranking. 

Mel Allen just said, "How 'bout that?"


Anyway, back to details: in Round 7, the Mets selected:


CONNER O'NEIL

Dustin Brennan (no relation) of the Tri City Herald wrote:
                                
A three-time All-Conference selection for Southridge HS, relief pitcher Conner O’Neil — recent graduate from Cal State Northridge — was selected by the Mets on Tuesday in the 7th round (217th pick) of the MLB Baseball Draft.

O’Neil is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound right-hander with a fastball that sits in the low 90s and a plus curve ball. He’s earned two All-Big West Conference nods — 2015 and 2017 — and posted a team-best 2.70 ERA with a 5-4 record and 63 strikeouts over 50 innings in his final collegiate season.

O’Neil left CSUN with the school record for saves in a single season (12 in 2015) and holds the lowest career ERA (2.53) since the program moved up to Division I.



O'Neil sits 90-93 with his fastball and throws lots of sliders, according to Kyle Glaser of Baseball America.

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