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Mets Morning News: Draft Day

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

It was MLB draft day and the Mets had their highest pick in several years. They used it on highly-regarded outfield prospect Jarred Kelenic, an 18-year-old from Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Kelenic, for his part, seemed very happy to have been drafted by the Mets.

In the second round of the draft, the Mets selected Simeon Woods-Richardson, a high school pitcher from Texas. Woods-Richardson, who had been a prized recruit for the University of Texas baseball team, appears likely to spurn the Longhorns to sign with the Mets after tweeting that he can’t wait to be a part of the organization.

Mickey Callaway had some strong words to say after Sunday’s Mets loss.

Todd Frazier and Anthony Swarzak are set to provide some much-needed reinforcement for the Mets this week.

Rumble Pony starter Nabil Crismatt was named the Eastern League’s pitcher of the week.

The Mets made young fan Max Miannay’s Make-A-Wish dream come true by signing him to a one-day contract with the team.

Around the National League East

Daniel Murphy is apparently looking like he’s not anywhere close to ready to return to the Nationals according to scouts who’ve seen him play.

The Braves had a special guest announce their pick of Carter Stewart in the first round of the draft.

The Marlins’ first round pick, Connor Scott, drew mixed reactions.

The Phillies drafted third baseman Alec Bohm with the number three pick in the draft.

Around Major League Baseball

The Tigers made Auburn pitcher Casey Mize the number one overall pick in the MLB draft.

Aaron Judge set the wrong kind of record by striking out eight times during a doubleheader.

MLB is continuing its attempts to try to get money out of the legalization of sports gambling.

The Yankees are ready to go to war with ESPN over a controversial scheduling decision.

New rules governing bats in youth baseball have put the pinch on parents as $250 bats have become the new norm in Little Leagues.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa had draft profiles for the Mets’ first round pick Jarred Kelenic and second round pick Simeon Woods-Richardson.

Sypa also did a Mets draft redo for the 2011-2017 drafts.

In case he wasn’t busy enough, Sypa also looked at potential pitchers and potential position players the Mets might draft.

And in case you didn’t think he deserved the Monday MVP award, Sypa also handled the Daily Prospect Report.

Allison McCague brought you player performance meters for pitchers and position players.

Matt Varvaro was back with the usual Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1999, the Mets were mired in a deep slump, under .500, and fired three position coaches. Things seemed hopeless at the time, but the Mets turned it around and made a memorable run to the NLCS.