UPDATE - SIGNED - Mets 8th Rd. (#247 overall) Pick - Trey Cobb

Trey Cobb

As we noted previously, 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?"

In Round 8, the Mets selected a catchy BB name:


MetsBlog noted that Cobb, the 247th pick in the draft, was ranked 189th on Baseball America's rankings for right-handed pitchers.

An OSU baseball article yesterday noted the following:

Cobb, 12th-round pick of the Chicago Cubs in 2016, returned to Stillwater for his senior season in 2017. After 4 seasons in an OSU uniform, he was the program's career leader in appearances (92) and a 10-10 record and 2.99 ERA; his 11 saves are tied for 6th on the Cowboys' all-time list. He racked up 217 career strikeouts in 201 2/3 innings.

A two-time honorable mention All-Big 12 performer, Cobb became one of only 14 pitchers in OSU history to record 100 strikeouts in a season in 2016, and he shined during OSU's run to the College World Series as he recorded an NCAA Tournament-high four saves. In six relief appearances in the '16 NCAA tourney, he turned in a 0.64 ERA, allowing only one earned run in 14 innings and recording 15 strikeouts.

Cobb missed the first 7 weeks of 2017 recovering from a broken bone in his elbow but returned to action on April 1 and went on to make 19 relief appearances. He tied for the team lead with three saves and posted a 1-1 record and 3.38 ERA to go along with 36 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings of work.


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