Mets Minors: 2010 Draft time capsule (Matt Harvey)

Compared to the 2009 draft, the 2010 draft seemed to have more general talent in it.  Additionally the 2010 draft was simply a wiser and better used draft for the Mets in general.  The usually doubts about who the Mets could have had are less clear but right now, at least, it doesn’t look like the team did poorly at all.

Winners:

Losers:

The Winners list is pretty long and the losers list still has several names of players who COULD make it to the MLB eventually.  This is, of course, the issue with reviewing a draft that was so recent.  The names on the winners list won’t stay there forever and the names on the losers list might escape but it’s pleasing to see that through two season a third of the Met signings look to have some sort of future with the big-league club.  Erik Goeddel doesn’t make either list because he’s not been good enough to be a winner or bad enough to be a loser.  How did the rest of the league do?

Notable Draftees Around the League:

It’s hard to analyze the drafts successes for other teams without months of research into each and every pick but it seemed to me that the top talent was deeper in 2010 than in other drafts.  Overall, the Mets probably did pretty well if you consider things.  Matt Harvey was the big pick and a lot of people questioned it at the time but now I think most of those same people are feeling more at ease.  Yasmani Grandal is really the would-a could-a should-a name that jumps out but I don’t think any Met fan is upset about Matt Harvey at this point.  Right now… I’d have to rank the draft as an A for the Mets but that grade is based largely on players who have not yet made the majors.  If Matt Harvey and Josh Edgin alone reach the potential they showed in their brief stays I’d rank the draft no worse than a C.

7Train offered some thoughts of his own:

Certainly Matt Harvey appears to be an unqualified success but that is more due to having the 7th pick which I don’t think was the plan entering the 2009 season. We should get a player in that spot when we draft in the top 10. To Minaya’s credit we did.

Still and all any discussion of the 2010 draft would have to begin with the two picks (20th and 39th as it turns out) that we traded away for LH DH Chris Carter in the Wagner trade and the 2nd rounder we shipped over to Boston as well for Jason Bay.

There are numerous top prospects including guys we would absolutely love to trade for that were drafted between the 20th and 57th pick (Bay’s) that could already be ours including HS CFer Christian Yelich at #23 400K over slot to Miami at 1.7M who at 20 produced a .330/.404/.519 in A+ after entering 2012 as BA’s #41 ranked prospect. SF’s RH CFer and frequent trade target Gary Brown in AA BA’s #37 ranked prospect went at 24. 3B Zach Cox, BA’s #88th ranked prospect went at #25 to St. Louis. RH RFer Kyle Parker went at #26 .308/.414/.562 A+ to Colorado. HS LHP Jesse Biddle went #27 to Philly. HS RHP and BA’s #62 Zach Lee went at #28 in a massive over slot to LAD 5.25M. HS RHP Aaron Sanchez went at #34 and at 19 posted a 2.49 in A+ to Toronto. RH RFer Bryce Brentz .296/.355/.465 in AA went #36 to Boston. SS Taylor Lindsey 20 in A+ .289/.328/.408 in A+ went to LAA at #37. HS RHP Noah Snydergaard, 19 A+ 2.60 went at #38 to Toronto. RHP Asher Wojciechowski 2.06 AA went at #41 to Toronto. HS RFer Drew Vettleson 20 in A+ .275/.340/.432 to TB at #42. HS RHP and BA’s #20 Taijuan Walker went to Seattle at #43. HS 3B and BA’s #45 Nick Castellanos to Detroit at 44, huge over slot at 3.45M (+2.6M) 3B Mike Olt BA’s #43 went to Texas at #49.

In the 2nd rnd at #51 the Nat’s took LHP Sammy Solis, 22 2.72 in A+ (+350K) Braves took RH CFer Todd Cunningham .309/.364/.409 AA at #53. With our pick Boston took RHP Brandon Workman 23 touched AA 3.96 and a 4.6 K/BB.

Once again as usual the industry spoke to the value of our draft picks and said that our 240K and 110K OF prospects were less valuable than Miami’s 1.7M, SF’s 1.45M and Colorado’s 1.4M dollar one’s and we could have easily had Harvey AND one of them if we were willing to spend what is essentially cab fare for a Major league baseball team but we threw away the picks for salary relief and window dressing.

Name

Pos

B/T

Round

Pick #

Signed

Matt Harvey

RHP

R / R

1

7

08/16/2010

Blake   Forsythe

C

R / R

3

89

06/29/2010

Cory Vaughn

CF

R / R

4

122

06/15/2010

Matt Den Dekker

CF

L / L

5

152

07/31/2010

Greg   Peavey

RHP

R / R

6

182

08/16/2010

Jeffrey   Walters

RHP

R / R

7

212

06/20/2010

Kenneth   McDowall

RHP

R / R

8

242

06/20/2010

Jacob DeGrom

RHP

L / R

9

272

06/20/2010

Akeel Morris

RHP

R / R

10

302

06/30/2010

Adam Kolarek

LHP

L / L

11

332

06/20/2010

Bret   Mitchell

RHP

R / R

12

362

06/20/2010

Brian   Harrison

3B

R / R

13

392

06/27/2010

J.B.   Brown

2B

L / R

14

422

06/15/2010

Tillman   Pugh

CF

R / R

15

452

06/20/2010

Ryan Fraser

RHP

R / R

16

482

06/16/2010

Chad   Sheppard

RHP

R / R

17

512

06/15/2010

A.   J. Pinera

RHP

R / R

18

542

06/15/2010

Jonathan   Kountis

RHP

R / R

19

572

06/15/2010

Luke   Stewart

1B

L / R

20

602

06/20/2010

Dabias Johnson

2B

R / R

21

632

Unsigned

Brandon   Brown

SS

R / R

22

662

06/20/2010

Drew   Martinez

CF

L / L

23

692

Unsigned

Erik Goeddel

RHP

R / R

24

722

08/13/2010

Peter   Birdwell

RHP

R / R

25

752

06/26/2010

Jet   Butler

SS

S / R

26

782

06/15/2010

Todd   Weldon

RHP

R / R

27

812

06/20/2010

Jeremy   Gould

LHP

R / L

28

842

06/26/2010

Hamilton Bennett

LHP

R / L

29

872

06/15/2010

Josh Edgin

LHP

L / L

30

902

06/20/2010

Steve   Winnick

RHP

R / R

31

932

06/26/2010

Patrick   Farrell

C

R / R

32

962

06/30/2010

Hunter   Carnevale

RHP

R / R

33

992

06/15/2010

Justin   Schafer

2B

R / R

34

1022

06/20/2010

Joshua Easley

RHP

R / R

35

1052

Unsigned

Jesen   Dygestile-Therrien

RHP

R / R

36

1082

Unsigned

Dylan   Brown

CF

R / R

37

1112

06/20/2010

Peter Miller

RHP

R / R

38

1142

Unsigned

Brian Cruz

SS

R / R

39

1172

Unsigned

Brock Stewart

SS

L / R

40

1202

Unsigned

Taylor Christian

RHP

R / R

41

1232

Unsigned

John Franco

SS

R / R

42

1262

Unsigned

Donnie   Tabb

SS

R / R

43

1292

07/14/2010

Kevin Gelinas

LHP

L / L

44

1322

Unsigned

Terrence Jackson

LHP

L / L

45

1352

Unsigned

Mike   Jefferson

LHP

L / L

46

1382

Unsigned

Sean O’Conner

RHP

R / R

47

1412

Unsigned

Austin Smith

1B

R / R

48

1442

Unsigned

Dillon Newman

RHP

R / R

49

1472

Unsigned

Mark Eveld

C

L / R

50

1502

Unsigned

 

4 comments for “Mets Minors: 2010 Draft time capsule (Matt Harvey)

  1. November 13, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Nice recap, David. You can add AJ Griffin to your list of notable 2010 draftees. Oakland took him in the 13th round and he made 15 starts for them last year (plus one more in the ALDS), going 7-1 with a 3.06 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 64 Ks against 19 BB.

    • David Groveman
      November 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      Good catch!

  2. 7train
    November 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Yankees did very well with two OFer’s Mason Williams and Tyler Austin (drafted as a catcher)both HS kids, both 20 years old in A+ and putting up some numbers.

    Braves with CF Cunningham, SS Simmons and 3B (now 1B) Terdaslavich 3 good RH hitters.

    A’s with Michael Choice and AJ Griffin.

    Toronto with 5 top pitching prospects.

    Angels Kaleb Cowart and Taylor Lindsey

    Brewers Tyler Thornburg

    Rays with Josh Sale and Drew Vettleson.

    Dodgers Zack Lee.

    Cards Zach Cox

    SF Gary Brown

    Seattle Walker, Proyer and Paxton.

    Marlins Yelich and Realmuto.

    Nats Harper, Solis Cole.

    Phillies Biddle.

    Texas Mike Olt.

    Boston Brentz, Cecchini.

    Reds Grandal

    Rockies Kyle Parker

    Tigers Castellanos, Ruffin, Smyley

    ChiSox Chris Sale and Addison Reed.

    Twins Eddie Rosario.

    2010 was a pretty decent draft. Lots of good players in the late to middle 1st, supplemental, 2nd and 3rd rounds. Not the kind of draft we should have been tossing away the 20th, 39th and 57th picks in especially not for yet another LH DH and a LFer. Christian Yelich, Gary Brown and Kyle Parker, 3 RH hitting CF/RFer’s taken by Miami, SF and Colorado at 23, 24 and 26 are especially disappointing misses. Just one of these three would give us so much better a chance at having a solid OF in a couple years not to mention provide us with something appetizing to trade. Chris Carter and Jason Bay left behind nothing.

    These are the types of decisions that keep poor teams poor.

    • ricky86
      November 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      Draft and international signing are hard to evaluate during the first few years, Looking back at the last 13 years since 2000. These were some of the results for the Mets.
      2000 Jose Reyes, Bill traber.
      2001 David Wright, Aaron Heilman.
      2002 Scott Kazmir, Matt Lindstron.
      2003 Brian Bannister , Lasting Milledge.
      2004 Carlos Gomez,Philip Humber,Nick Evans, Mike Carp, (Jeremy Hefner did not sign).
      2005 Mike Pelfrey, Jon Niese, Bobby Parnell,Josh Thole,(Pedro Beato & Jeremy Hefner did not sign).
      2006 Kevin Mulvey, Joe Smith, Daniel Murphy, Tobi Stoner,Josh stinson).
      2007 Ruben Tejada, Dillon Gee,Jordany Valdespin,Lucas Duda, Jenry Mejia, Robert Carson,Zach Lutz,Ed Kunz.
      2008 Ike Davis, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Jeurys Familia, Collin McHugh, Josh Satin, Chris Schwinden. with Wilmer Flores, Cesar Puello still a possibility of making it to the majors,and I probably missed some that arrived with other teams to the big league and like some on this list only made cameo apparences.

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