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2018 Mets draft profile: David Miranda

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With their twenty-fifth selection in the 2018 draft, the Mets selected David Miranda, an outfielder from California.

Name: David Miranda

Born: Placentia, California

Age: 23 (3/23/95)

Height/Weight: 6’0”/210 lbs.

Position: OF

Bats/Throws: L/L

School: Florida Atlantic University

In high school, David Miranda was a threat on the mound and at the plate and helped Valencia High School go 22-7, a school record. He did not immediately attend college after graduating high school, but when he did, he attended Fullerton Junior College. In his first season there, Miranda hit .258/.368/.292 in 33 games. He did a bit better as a sophomore in 2016, driving the ball more and hitting .293/ .386/.510 in 38 games.

FAU was only college to give him positive feedback and want him out of many places that he inquired about, so he transferred there and played for the Owls in his junior and senior seasons. In his first year there, he hit .319/.403/.590, leading the team with 12 home runs, and was named to the ABCA Second Team All-South Region. He hit just as well in his senior year, batting .326/.410/.532 with 9 home runs, and was named to the First Team All-Conference USA.

Miranda stands square at the plate, setting his hands high. Using a leg kick, his swing has a lot of uppercut, with his power zone being down and in, as is the case with most left handers. His left, back side often collapses during his swing. The outfielder has displayed good awareness at the plate, putting up strong K:BB ratios during his college career.