The easiest thing in the world to do is to say you knew something was going to happen, after it happens. Everyone’s an expert after the fact.
What I want to do here is have everyone weigh in on what they thought at the time about the Mets’ most recent top picks. There’s no sense going back to 2011 but it’s realistic to do, say, the last three picks. Here are my thoughts:
Justin Dunn, 2016 – Dunn played in one of the top two conferences and got better as the season went along. I like the pick. It’s an upside pick, as he has such little experience as a SP. (http://mets360.com/?p=29559)
David Peterson, 2017 – Didn’t love it, didn’t hate it. No complaints about the pick – like, boy, I wish they would have picked X instead! At the same time, I’m not saying we got a steal, either. Solid. For what it’s worth, this is how I felt about the Dominic Smith pick at the time.
Please use the comments section to offer your thoughts on these picks, preferably at the time they were made. Bonus points if you can link to a source where you said that at the time, especially if you’re going to say you didn’t want Lindsay because you were worried about injuries.