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2017 Mets draft profile: Dylan Snypes

With their fifteenth selection in the 2017 draft, the Mets selected Dylan Snypes, a shortstop from Mississippi.

Born: State Line, Mississippi

Age: 21 (5/01/95)

Height/Weight: 6'2"/180 lbs

Position: SS

Bats/Throws: L/R

School: Oral Roberts University

The MVP and most valuable defensive player of 2014 in Wayne County High School, Dylan Snypes was not courted by either MLB teams or high-profile colleges, so he elected to attend a junior college instead. He enrolled in East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi and attended the school for two seasons, hitting .267/.389/.324 in 105 at-bats as a freshman and .288/.415/.454 in 205 at-bats as a sophomore. He then transferred to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, where he played a season for the Golden Eagles. He started all 59 games the team played, and hit .335/.393/.438, helping lead Oral Roberts to the Fayetteville Regional finals. He also led the NCAA Summit League in hits (81) and doubles (19), and was named Summit League Newcomer of the Year and an All-Summit League First Team honoree at shortstop.

The left-handed hitter has solid gap power, but is unlikely to project more in-game power. He has shown good range, combining with Oral Roberts second baseman Nick Roark to form one of the better defensive-minded middle infield units in college baseball. He has an average or better arm for a shortstop, regularly playing back on the cut and still being able to get to balls hit to him and throw out runners at first.