The Mets turned to Division II’s Angelo State for their 16th-round selection, nabbing junior Dillon Becker. Unfortunately, I just don’t know very much about Becker, but I’ll offer what I’ve been able to find out.
Becker, a 6-foot-3 righty from Texas, didn’t even really pitch until he arrived at Blinn College three years ago. They moved him to the mound, joining Angelo State’s bullpen the following season. He’s been extremely effective there, going 8-2 with a 2.38 ERA and striking out 60 over 41.2 innings in 2015, but you do have to take Division II competition with a heaping tablespoon of salt.
Becker had been in the high 80s a couple of years ago, but I do not have a current velocity report on this guy, other than to say his college coach reported that Becker throws "hard." And I have no idea how good his slider is other than to say his college coach reported it was "incredible." While it’s entirely possible that the Mets found a truly undiscovered talent, I’m thinking Becker's coach might be slightly biased in his assessments.
Since I haven’t seen him pitch, nor have I spoken with anyone who has seen him pitch, or even knew who he was, I can’t declare anything concerning his mechanics.
In other words, this guy’s as much a mystery to me as he is to you.