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2019 Mets draft profile: Casey Slattery

With their thirty-eighth selection in the 2019 draft, the Mets selected Casey Slattery, a first baseman from California.

Born: Los Angeles, California

Age: 20 (6/12/99)

Height/Weight: 6’4”/240 lbs.

Position: 1B

Bats/Throws: L/L

School: Glendale College (Glendale, California)

Casey Slattery attended Harvard-Westlake High School, graduating in 2017. A handful of schools showed interest in recruiting him- Pepperdine, Wake Forest Cal State, and North Carolina- and in the end, he chose Cal State, wanting to stay on the West Coast. He committed to playing at University of California Berkeley, but ended up not playing. In 2019, he attended Glendale Community College, and hit .325/.391/.542 in 44 games for the Vaqueros. He hit eight home runs, drew sixteen walks, and struck out thirty times.

Slattery stands open at the plate, with his hands low. He uses a leg lift and steps into the bucket during his swing, using long levers to create extension out front in his swing. He keeps his balance, and is able to generate power- especially to his pull side- thanks to slightly above-average bat speed and the loft in his whippy, fluid swing.

He is a smooth defender, having won the California Community College Athletic Association Western State Conference Gold Glove award for his performance there. He fields out front of the ball and shows range to either side of first. Slattery has soft hands, and shows solid footwork around the bag.

Slattery has been accepted to UC Irvine and USC.