The Mets game with the Nationals was postponed yesterday due to inclement weather, but odds are most of us would have been watching with one eye on the MLB draft anyway. Speaking of the draft, the Mets' first two selections have been made, with the team adding a pair of high school players. You can follow along with what the Mets have been doing using the draft tracker at MLB.com.
The Mets made their first pick relatively early in the draft, and followed the pattern we've seen from the Sandy Alderson regime since it took over several seasons ago. For the third consecutive year, the Mets selected a prep bat with their first pick in the draft. This season, it was California first baseman Dominic Smith. We profiled Smith for you here, had a bit of reaction to the pick, and had a little more thorough profile of Smith a bit later on.
The Mets picked one more time on Thursday night, and used that selection to add more pitching to the system. The second player the Mets grabbed was prep right hander Andrew Church. Here's a quick profile of Church, and some video of him in action.
Around the NL East
The Mets and Nats were rained out, but there were still a pair of divisional games played. The Phillies managed to come out on the winning winning end of things, beating the Brewers 5-1. Meanwhile, Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers made short work of the Braves, coming out on top of a 5-0 game.
The good news ended with the win for the Nats, as they had some bad news on the injury front. Bryce Harper will be visiting Dr. James Andrews, with Andrews taking a closer look at his injured knee. The Nats have managed just three wins without Harper in the lineup.
FanGraphs had a nice piece on Julio Teheran, who is starting to meet expectations after a slow start to his major league career. That means there is still hope for Brad Holt...right?