6/9/18

Mets Pick #26 - 3B – Brian Sharp – Univ of Missouri Columbia

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Mets Pick # 26 –   3B – Brian Sharp – Univ of Missouri Columbia

@Sharpie_3

NYFS –

           3B Brian Sharp - L/R, 2/18/97 - Univ of Missouri Columbia - 6'2", 205 lbs
           The Mets selected Brian Sharp out of the University of Missouri. Sharp hit .321/.418/.500 this past season but has always had a swing-and-miss issue. The Mets drafted him as a third baseman but he has experience behind the plate and can pitch too. It would appear though he will begin at the hot corner in the event he signs.


Rock M Nation –

           Notable Numbers: .321/.418/.500 slash line in 2018; 8 home runs; 3.38 ERA as a pitcher in 2018; 1.22 WHIP in 2018

Outlook: Another junior came off the board in the 26th round, when the Mets took their second flyer on a Mizzou player in this draft. Sharp is an intriguing two-way talent who has developed into a reliable hitter AND pitcher, specifically in 2018. He slashed an impressive 3-4-5 - .300 average, .400 on-base percentage, .500 slugging percentage - in almost 200 at-bats and added 32 innings on the mound with a 3.38 ERA. As a hitter, he’s clearly developed some power, as evidenced by his 8 home runs and .179 isolated slugging percentage. He’s also got decent command and could develop more power stuff as a pitcher with added development.

It’s hard to say what Sharp does here. A lot of two-way players this late end up developing into pitchers, specifically relievers. But Sharp has made big strides as a hitter, and it’ll be up to him to see what major league teams want from him. He could talk things over with the Mets, learn why they valued him, and come back to Mizzou to strengthen those qualities. Or he could decide he likes the Mets plan and develop with them. After all, his youth will give him an upper hand on a lot of other prospects. I think his size and improving offensive tools give him a little more upside as an infielder, but he’s been a more consistent pitcher in his college career.


PBR (2015) –

            PITCHING

FASTBALL: 82-85 MPHCURVEBALL: 70-71 MPH
CHANGEUP: 70-74 MPH

POSITION

60 TIME: 7.54 POP TIME: 1.87-1.99
POSITION VELOCITY- INFIELD: 85 POSITION VELOCITY- CATCHER: 81
HOME TO 1ST: 4.30 EXIT VELOCITY: 84

2 comments:

Thomas Brennan said...

My advice? Sign and start the career early. A year earlier increases big league chances due to faster development. Lots of guys age out. LGM

Reese Kaplan said...

More importantly, take the money now when healthy. If you get injured during your senior year, then you're screwed. You can finish college anytime, particualrly when the de rigueur TJS happens and you're on the shelf for a year anyway.

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