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UnforMETable, Episode 9: Ryan Jaroncyk

This week, Rob looks at yet another middle infielder who thrived after departing the New York Mets.

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Welcome to UnforMETable, a new show from Amazin’ Avenue that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past

This week, Rob Wolff travels back to the 1995 MLB Draft. In a draft that would see future major league stars such as Roy Halladay, Todd Helton, and Kerry Wood go in the first round—not to mention future Met Carlos Beltran in the second—the Mets use their first round selection to tab a highly-touted young shortstop prospect with great tools named Ryan Jaroncyk.

Unfortunately, the Mets would never get the chance to find out if Jaroncyk could become a star in his own right, as the young man would quit the game of baseball a mere two years later at the age of 20 in Low A ball.

Learn more about the scouting process that made Jaroncyk seem like a can’t-miss prospect, and the reasons behind his abrupt abandonment of the game.

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Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show on Twitter @unformetable as well. Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets’ past.