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Reviewing the Mets’ 2017 draft

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Who did the Mets select in the 2017 draft, and how did they do?

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With their first-round pick, the Mets selected David Peterson, a starter from the University of Oregon. He made his 2017 debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones but had it cut short due to an ingrown toenail and only threw 3.2 innings. He was named the Mets’ 2nd-best prospect for 2018 by Amazin’ Avenue.

Rounds 2-10

With their second-round pick, the Mets selected Mark Vientos, a third-baseman from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida. He made his professional debut with the GCL Mets and was later promoted to the Kingsport Mets, hitting a combined .262/.318/.398 in 51 games at the two stops. He was named the Mets’ 5th top prospect for 2018 by Amazin’ Avenue.

With their third-round pick, the Mets selected Quinn Brodey, an outfielder from Stanford University. He made his professional debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones and was later promoted to the Columbia Fireflies, hitting a combined .253/.302/.355 in 63 games at the two stops.

With their fourth-round pick, the Mets selected Tony Dibrell, a right-handed pitcher from Kennesaw State University. He made his professional debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones and posted a 5.03 ERA in 19.2 innings, walking 8 and striking out 28. He was named the Mets’ 19th top prospect by Steve Sypa.

With their fifth-round pick, the Mets selected Matt Winaker, an outfielder from Stanford University. He made his professional debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones and hit .268/.402/.282 in 21 games.

With their sixth-round pick, the Mets selected Marcel Renteria, a right-handed pitcher from New Mexico State University. He made his professional debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones and posted a 9.53 ERA in 11.1 innings, walking 7 and striking out 17.

With their seventh-round pick, the Mets selected Conner O’Neil, a right-handed pitcher from California State University at Northridge. He made his professional debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones and posted a 3.28 ERA in 24.2 innings, walking 9 and striking out 28.

With their eighth-round pick, the Mets selected Trey Cobb, a right-handed pitcher from Oklahoma State University. He made his professional debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones and posted a 2.63 ERA in 27.1 innings, walking 10 and striking out 30.

With their ninth-round pick, the Mets selected Cannon Chadwick, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Arkansas. He made his professional debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones and posted a 1.33 ERA in 27.0 innings, walking 14 and striking out 40.

With their tenth-round pick, the Mets selected Steve Villines, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Kansas. He made his debut with the Kingsport Mets, was later promoted to the Brooklyn Cyclones, and posted a 1.65 ERA in 27.1 innings at the two stops, walking 1 and striking out 41. He was named the Mets’ 23rd top prospect by Amazin’ Avenue.

Rounds 11-20

With their eleventh-round pick, the Mets selected Jack Schneider, an outfielder from Daviess County High School in Owensboro, Kentucky. He made his debut with the GCL Mets and hit .000/.250/.000 in 3 games before retiring.

With their twelfth-round pick, the Mets selected Bryce Hutchinson, a right-handed pitcher from DeLand High School in DeLand, Florida. He made his professional debut with the GCL Mets and posted a 4.70 ERA in 7.2 innings, walking 6 and striking out 6. He was named the Mets’ 22nd top prospect for 2018.

With their thirteenth-round pick, the Mets selected Nate Peden, a right-handed pitcher from University High School in Orange City, Florida. He made his professional debut with the GCL Mets and posted a 6.35 ERA in 11.1 innings, walking 5 and striking out 9.

With their fourteenth-round pick, the Mets selected Matt Duce, a catcher from Dallas Baptist University. He did not sign with the organization and instead returned to Dallas Baptist for his senior season.

With their fifteenth-round pick, the Mets selected Dylan Snypes, a shortstop from Oral Roberts University. He made his professional debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones and hit .180/.301 /.221 in 37 games.

With their sixteenth-round pick, the Mets selected Raphael Gladu, an outfielder from Louisiana Tech University. He made his debut with the Kingsport Mets and hit .269/.342/.369 in 36 games.

With their seventeenth-round pick, the Mets selected A.J. Labas, a right-handed pitcher from Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida. He did not sign with the organization and instead honored his commitment to Louisiana State University.

With their eighteenth-round pick, the Mets selected Carl Stajduhar, a third baseman from the University of New Mexico. He made his debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones and hit .137/.225/.226 in 52 games.

With their nineteenth-round pick, the Mets selected C.J. Van Eyk, a right-handed pitcher from George M. Steinbrenner High School in Lutz, Florida. He did not sign with the organization and instead honored his commitment to Florida State University.

With their twentieth-round pick, the Mets selected Yadiel Flores, a right-handed pitcher from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. He made his debut with the GCL Mets and posted a 5.19 ERA in 8.2 innings, walking 7 and striking out 6.

Rounds 21-30

With their twenty-first-round pick, the Mets selected Aaron Ford, a left-handed pitcher from Tennessee Wesleyan College. He made his debut with the Kingsport Mets, was later promoted to the Columbia Fireflies, and posted a 4.29 ERA in 21.0 innings at the two stops.

With their twenty-second-round pick, the Mets selected Joshua Payne, a right-handed pitcher see West Texas A&M University. He made his debut with the Kingsport Mets and posted a 3.31 ERA in 16.1 innings, walking 4 and striking out 25.

With their twenty-third-round pick, the Mets selected Jose Sierra, a left-handed pitcher from Monroe County Community College. He made his professional debut with the GCL and posted a 0.00 ERA in 11.1 innings, walking 12 and striking out 10 before receiving a 50-game suspension for testing positive for stanozolol.

With their twenty-fourth-round pick, the Mets selected Joe Cavallaro, a right-handed pitcher from University of South Florida. He made his debut with the Kingsport Mets, posting a 2.34 ERA in 34.2 innings, walking 10 and striking out 35.

With their twenty-fifth-round pick, the Mets selected Laine Huffman, a shortstop from California State University at Long Beach. He did not sign with the organization and instead returned to Cal State Long Beach for his senior season.

With their twenty-sixth-round pick, the Mets selected Gavin Garay, a shortstop from St. Petersburg College. He made his professional debut with the Kingsport Mets and hit .246/.308/.354 in 36 games.

With their twenty-seventh-round pick, the Mets selected Billy Oxford, a right-handed pitcher from Azusa Pacific University. He made his professional debut with the Kingsport Mets and posted a 3.75 ERA in 24.0 innings, walking 8 and striking out 29.

With their twenty-eighth-round pick, the Mets selected Jeremy Vasquez, a first baseman from Nova Southeastern University. He made his professional debut with the Kingsport Mets, was later promoted to the Brooklyn Cyclones, and hit a combined .266/.368/.430 at the two stops.

With their twenty-ninth-round pick, the Mets selected Liam McCall, a right-handed pitcher from First Coast High School in Jacksonville, Florida. He made his debut with the GCL Mets and posted a 7.88 ERA in 8.0 innings, walking 11 and striking out 5.

With their thirtieth-round pick, the Mets selected Ian McWilliams, a right-handed pitcher from Beech High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee. He did not sign with the organization and instead honored his commitment to the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Rounds 31-40

With their thirty-first-round pick, the Mets selected Ryan Selmer, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Maryland. He made his debut with the Kingsport Mets and posted a 2.14 ERA in 21.0 innings, walking 11 and striking out 8.

With their thirty-second-round pick, the Mets selected Kaylor Chafin, a left-handed pitcher from Texas A&M University. He did not sign with the organization and instead returned to Texas A&M for his senior season.

With their thirty-third-round pick, the Mets selected Mac Lozer, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Michigan. He made his debut with the Kingsport Mets and posted a 4.30 ERA in 23.0 innings, walking 9 and striking out 20.

With their thirty-fourth-round pick, the Mets selected Jake Eder, a left-handed pitcher from Calvary Christian High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He did not sign with the organization and instead honored his commitment to Vanderbilt.

With their thirty-fifth-round pick, the Mets selected Kyle Wilson, a right-handed pitcher from Crowder College. He made his debut with the GCL Mets and posted a 1.50 ERA in 18.0 innings, walking 7 and striking out 19.

With their thirty-sixth-round pick, the Mets selected Robby Kidwell, a catcher from Brunswick Community College. He made his professional debut with the GCL Mets and hit .172/.232/.188 in 21 games.

With their thirty-seventh-round pick, the Mets selected Joshua Walker, a left-handed pitcher from the University of New Haven. He made his professional debut with the GCL Mets and posted a 9.42 ERA in 14.1 innings, walking 6 and striking out 13.

With their thirty-eighth-round pick, the Mets selected Daniel Alfonzo, a third baseman from Bayside High School in Queens. He did not sign with the organization.

With their thirty-ninth-round pick, the Mets selected Noah Nunez, a right-handed pitcher from Santana High School in Santee, California. He made his professional debut with the GCL Mets and posted a 7.15 ERA in 11.1 innings, walking 2 and striking out 5.

With their fortieth-round pick, the Mets selected Ronnie Taylor Jr., a right-handed pitcher from Allen High School in Allen, Texas. He made his professional debut with the GCL Mets and posted a 14.40 ERA in 5.0 innings, walking 7 and striking out 5.

2018 Mets draft picks

Round Selection Name Position School Type School (Location)
Round Selection Name Position School Type School (Location)
1 6 Jarred Kelenic OF HS Waukesha West High School (Waukesha, Wisconsin)
2 48 Simeon Woods-Richardson RHP HS Fort Bend Kempner High School (Sugar Land, Texas)
3 83 Carlos Cortes 2B 4Yr University of South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina)
4 110 Adam Hill RHP 4Yr University of South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina)
5 140 Ryley Gilliam RHP 4Yr Clemson University (Clemson, South Carolina)
6 170 Nick Meyer C 4Yr California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo, California)
7 200 Kevin Smith LHP 4Yr University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
8 230 Tylor Megill RHP 4Yr University of Arizona (Tuscon, Arizona)
9 260 Bryce Montes de Oca RHP 4Yr University of Missouri (Columbia, Missouri)
10 290 Manny Rodriguez SS 4Yr University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio)
11 320 Franklin Parra LHP HS Copiague High School (Copiague, New York)
12 350 Ross Adolph CF 4Yr University of Toledo (Toledo, Ohio)
13 380 Christian Tripp RHP 4Yr University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
14 410 Andrew Mitchell LHP 4Yr Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama)
15 440 Phil Capra C 4Yr Wagner College (Staten Island, New York)
16 470 L.A. Woodard SS 4Yr Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, Tennessee)
17 500 Allan Winans RHP 4Yr Campbell University (Buies Creek, North Carolina)
18 530 Chase Chambers 1B 4Yr Tennessee Tech (Cookeville, Tennessee)
19 560 Tommy Wilson RHP 4Yr Cal State Fullerton (Fullerton, California)
20 590 Brooks Warren LHP JC East Central Community College (Decatur, Mississippi)
21 620 Zachary Hammer RHP HS Alexander Central High School (Taylorsville, North Carolina)
22 650 Jaylen Palmer SS HS Holy Cross High School (Flushing, New York)
23 680 Saul Gonzalez RHP HS Montverde Academy (Montverde, Florida)
24 710 Hayden Senger C 4Yr Miami University (Oxford Ohio)
25 740 David Miranda OF 4Yr Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, Florida)
26 770 Brian Sharp 3B 4Yr University of Missouri (Columbia, Missouri)
27 800 Zachary Rheams SS 4Yr Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas)
28 830 Mitch Hickey RHP 4Yr University of California, San Diego (San Diego, California)
29 860 Nelson Mompierre C 4Yr St. Thomas University (Miami Gardens, Florida)
30 890 Chandler Avant 2B 4Yr University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
31 920 Brendan Hardy RHP HS Harrison Central High School (Gulfport, Mississippi)
32 950 Jake Mangum CF 4Yr Mississippi State University (Starkville, Mississippi)
33 980 Mike Picollo RHP HS Blue Valley North High School (Overland Park, Kansas)
34 1010 Duke Kinamon 2B 4Yr Stanford University (Palo Alto, California)
35 1040 Ian Mejia RHP HS Sahuarita High School (Sahuarita, Arizona)
36 1070 Denzel Clarke OF HS Everest Academy High School (Thornhill, Ontario, Canada)
37 1100 Zach Fascia C JC Indian Hills Community College (Centerville, Iowa)
38 1130 Nick Zona SS HS Hanover High School (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
39 1160 Kody Darcy SS HS Kentridge High School (Kent, Washington)
40 1190 Brian Metoyer RHP 4Yr Louisiana State University of Alexandria (Alexandria, Louisiana)