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MLB Draft: Mets select first baseman Peter Alonso with 64th overall pick in second round

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The Mets’ second-round pick plays first base.

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With their third and final pick of the night, the New York Mets drafted first baseman Peter Alonso out of the University of Florida with their second-round pick, the 64th overall pick in this year’s MLB draft.

Over at Minor League Ball, John Sickels review some first basemen coming into this year’s draft. Here’s what he had to say about Alonso in that piece:

Alonso is the type of guy the Cardinals draft and turn into an All Star. Nothing wows you, he's just solid all-around with the bat, spraying line drives, showing some power potential, and a decent eye at the plate. This year, he's hit .352/.455/.581, with a 28/28 BB/K ratio.

Earlier in the night, the Mets drafted right-handed pitcher Justin Dunn out of Boston College and left-handed pitcher Anthony Kay out of the University of Connecticut. That’s it for the Mets’ picks tonight, and they'll make their third-through-tenth round picks on Friday afternoon.