I'm the Mets "scouting director" for John Sickels's mock draft over at minorleagueball.com on Saturday. I though I'd post here and ask if anyone has any suggestions about who they'd like the Mets to draft. I'm not necessarily looking to mimic here what the real Mets might actually do, I'm more interested in what would you do if you had those picks.
I already have a pretty good idea what I'll do with the first 2 picks. I expect the first dozen names off the board in this draft to be the consensus top 10 (the same 10 as in BA's latest mock), plus Hunt and Wallace. After that, the high school pitchers all look set to go, Hicks, Martin, Odorizzi, Melville, and Cole. There's a chance one of those will fall, if someone takes Collier. I might take a HS pitcher there (I think Cole is the one who will fall), and a bat I like at 22, but I probably won't take Friedrich. Anyway, I think I have worked out who I want at those spots. More wide open as far as possibilities is pick 33. So I've decided to do a poll on the people I expect will be available there.
But I'm also looking for suggestions for later picks. We're going 5 rounds, so I have picks at #18. #22, #33, #68, #100, #134, and #164. As an aside, I noticed Baseball America had a couple of local college pitchers, Scott Barnes of St. John's and Bobby Lanigan of Adelphi, ranked at #128 and 129. Should I consider either of these guys in round 5? Anyone know anything about them?
Thanks guys. Our first three picks were:
18. Jason Castro
22. Ike Davis
33. Brett DeVall