With their second-round pick in the 2018 draft, the Mets selected right-handed pitcher Simeon Woods-Richardson out of high school. He’s a 6-foot-4, 210-pound kid who’s just 17 years old and has played for Kempner High School in Texas.
Woods-Richardson joins Mets first-round pick Jarred Kelenic, a left-handed-hitting outfielder, as one of the organization’s two picks from the first night of this year’s draft. And he joins the following players as second-round Mets picks in the Sandy Alderson era: Mark Vientos, the red-hot Peter Alonso, Desmond Lindsay, the recently-retired Andrew Church, Matt Reynolds, Teddy Stankiewicz—who didn’t sign with the Mets—and Cory Mazzoni.
Of the Mets’ most interesting second-round picks not named Alonso, 2009 second-round pick Steven Matz stands out from the pack. Going farther back, the bWAR leaders among the Mets’ second-round picks—including time spent with other teams—are Mike Scott, Mookie Wilson, and Dave Magadan, all of whom finished their big league careers in the low-20s in that metric.