The New York Mets will not sign Teddy Stankiewicz, one of the team's second-round pick in Major League Baseball's 2012 Rule 4 Draft. Of the players the Mets drafted in the first ten rounds of the draft, Stankiewicz is the only one that did not sign with the organization.
Our very own Alex Nelson believes the Mets simply ran out of money in their draft pool, which made them unable to sign the right-handed pitcher. Shortly after he was picked by the Mets, Alex also wrote up a scouting report on Stankiewicz. Here's some of what he had to say:
What really separates Stankiewicz from the rest of the class is his commmand. He has a simple delivery that he repeats well, and it helps him locate his fastball to either side of the plate. ... If he adds a tick of velocity and winds up with a consistent slider and an average changeup, I can see a #3 or #4 starter. But, much like the other players the Mets have taken so far, I think there's a better chance of him reaching that ceiling than most pitchers at the same point on their development curves.