Major League Baseball’s amateur draft has been reduced to just five rounds this year as the country and world are in the midst of a pandemic, and there’s still no agreement in place for MLB to play games this year. But the first round of the five-round draft begins tonight at 7 PM EDT, and the Mets have the 19th pick.
If you’re unfamiliar with the process and how want to learn more about how the Mets have drafted in the past, read Steve Sypa’s pieces on the subject from the past couple of days. You can see the full draft order on MLB’s website, and both MLB Network and ESPN will be covering the draft on television this evening.
For a bit of a trip down memory lane, here are the players the Mets have picked in the first round of the draft over the past several years:
- 2019: Brett Baty
- 2018: Jarred Kelenic
- 2017: David Peterson
- 2016: Justin Dunn and Anthony Kay
- 2015: none (pick surrendered for Michael Cuddyer signing)
- 2014: Michael Conforto
- 2013: Dominic Smith
- 2012: Gavin Cecchini and Kevin Plawecki
- 2011: Brandon Nimmo and Michael Fulmer
- 2010: Matt Harvey