1. Houston 102
2. Cubs 92
3. Colorado 91
4. Minnesota 88
5. Cleveland 88
6. Miami 84
7. Mets 83
8. Boston 83
9. Toronto 82
10. Kansas City 81
The Mets are entering hallowed territory.
In no particular order, the cream of this crop in the 2013 draft are LHP Sean Manaea, RHPs Mark Appel and Ryne Stanek, and OF Austin Meadows. There is no way any of these four will be around after the first five or six picks.
The good news is the Mets may be in position for the sixth pick by the end of this weekend and, if they keep giving up 17 runs while hitting three hits, Cleveland and Minnesota are in reach as well.
The good news is three are pitchers. The Mets will not target a pitcher with their first pick. Drafting this low will guarantee them the chance to call out the name of a decent one in the second round.
Meadows is a sure fire #1-3 pick so let’s move on from that one.
Here’s are the “best of the rest” that will most probably still be around when the Mets pick:
C Jeremy Martinez – Mater Dei H.s. (CA) – MLBDC – Baseball (and football) powerhouse Mater Dei catcher Jeremy Martinez has all the tools to be a standout catcher at the professional level. His defensive ability is off the charts. His pop-time (1.87) stands out and compares to some of the best backstops playing in the big-leagues today, who average around 1.80. His arm is plenty strong and he has incredibly soft hands. At 5’11” and 195 pounds he has the size to stay behind the plate for the long-haul. At the plate, Martinez is also a threat. He’s more developed than Austin Hedges, who was drafted by San Diego last year, and who was also noted for his superior defensive ability. Hedges earned a $3 million signing bonus despite being selected in the second-round. Martinez projects to have above-average power and should be a decent hitter for average as well.
C Reese McGuire – Kentwood H.S. (Wash) – PG – Reese McGuire is a 2013 C/3B with a 6-1 190 lb. frame from Kent, WA who attends Kentwood HS. Square shouldered athletic build, strong with room for more strength. Outstanding defensive catcher, cat-like quickness shifting, blocks balls as well as any HS catcher in many years, very quick release on throws, 1.84 best pop, threw 83 mph between innings, sacrifices arm strength for quickness/accuracy at times. Left handed hitter, open spread stance, gets too wide with his base at times, very good bat speed, explodes hands at the ball, makes game adjustments to shorten up, has lift/power but can also take ball the opposite way, still developing real identify as a hitter but has the tools. Defense and athleticism stands out, plays the game hard. Good student, verbal commitment to San Diego.
3B Kris Bryant – San Diego – PG – Kris Bryant is a 2010 3B/1B with a 6’5”, 205 lb. frame from Las Vegas, NV who attends Bonanza HS. Tall athletic body, long levers, very projectable strength. Easy low effort swing, huge leverage and lift in swing, can hit them plus high and far, has serious hitting ability, can shorten swing to velo, quick hands. 7.00 runner, best under way, balanced actions defensively, hands are soft. Power could be something extra special. Corey Hart/Dave Kingman comp physically, but maybe better hitter. Early draft prospect. Excellent student, verbal to San Diego. Aflac All-American
OF Austin Wilson – Stanford – PG – Austin Wilson is a 2010 OF with a 6’4”, 200 lb. frame from Los Angeles, CA who attends Harvard Westlake HS. Impressive physical athletic speciman, Andre Dawson build, huge strength potential. Good swing, simple approach, stays short for size, shows plus bat speed at times, definite serious power potential, ball jumps off bat hard. Big time RF tools, long release but huge arm strength, 98 mph in drills, 6.76 runner with good range. Scores high in make up and character department. Early draft prospect. Excellent student. Aflac All-American.
OF Clint Frazier – Loganville H.S. (GA) – Scout report from friend: “OF, Clint Frazier, Loganville HS, Ga, 5’11 1/2 190 R/R, fleet footed with comparable tools to Mike Trout at the same stage of their careers. Had an outstanding Under Armour game to put his stock on the rise.