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2019 Mets draft profile: LT Struble

With their twenty-ninth selection in the 2019 draft, the Mets selected LT Struble, an outfielder from New Jersey.

Born: Hammonton, New Jersey

Age: (7/03/96)

Height/Weight: 5’10”/185 lbs.

Position: CF

Bats/Throws: L/R

School: Felician University (Lodi, New Jersey)

LT Struble was born in Vorhees, New Jersey, and attended Hammonton High School, where he was a First-Team All-Conference player. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Camden County College. In 2015, his first year there, he hit .473/.546/.556 and stole 41 bases in 33 games, winning First-Team NJCAA Division III All-American honors. In his second year there, Struble hit .483/.573/.706 and stole 54 bases in 44 games. That year, he was named a Second-Team NJCAA Division III All-America infielder and set Camden County College’s all-time stolen base leader with 95 steals.

In 2017, he transferred to Coastal Carolina University, but he missed the entire season due to injury. He ended up never actually suiting up for them, transferring to Felician University for the 2018 season. Playing in all 55 games for the Golden Falcons, he hit .377/.473/.518, stealing 28 bases. He won various awards and was named to an assortment of honorary teams. In 2019, Struble helped lead Felician University to the regular-season championship of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference South Division and to its fourth NCAA Div II Tournament appearance. He hit .361/.471/.509 in 53 games, stealing 42 bases.

Strubey-Doo, as his friends call him, stands square at the plate and swings without a leg kick or stride. This limits his in-game power, but Struble is not known for his power. His key tool is his speed. He possesses above-average speed, allowing him to excel on the base paths and defensively. He is an excellent base stealer, having stolen 165 bases in 184 attempts in his four years attending Camden County College and Felician University. It also allows him to be rangy as a defender, playing all over the field, but primarily shortstop and center field.