Mets Pick #33 - RHP Mike Picollo – Blue Valley North HS



           RHP Mike Picollo - R/R, 9/2/99 - Blue Valley North HS - 6'2", 170 lbs
Picollo’s velocity has been steadily improving so the Mets are likely trying to grab a player who they hope to mold while also not overpaying a ton. His dad is an executive for the Kansas City Royals (who says he’s signing).

Matt Mancuso


With the Mets 33th round, they selected Mike Picollo. RHP, has four pitches and a FB that tops out at 86 mph

Kansas City Star –

           Every year, Royals vice president and assistant general manager J.J. Picollo watches and observes as upwards of 1,200 baseball players are selected in the MLB draft.

Kansas City often sees a couple of local names tossed in the hat, but this year, Picollo had a vested interest.

His son, Mike Picollo, was projected to be picked in the draft straight out of high school. And as expected, the younger Picollo, a right-handed pitcher, was selected on Wednesday by the New York Mets straight out of Blue Valley North in the 33rd round, 980th overall.

“It was neat,” J.J. said. “You sit here and you listen to 1,200 names a year, and to hear your son, you can’t help but be proud.”

“He’s worked hard, and it’s always been a dream of his to play professional baseball, but it’s just a step along,” J.J. continued. “He’s kind of a long-term projection-type kid, so he’s got a ways to go.”


Thomas Brennan said...

Good to see Picollo wants to sign.

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