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  • 12/9/12
  • JackNicholson

The strategy the Mets have done under Sandy the past two years has been:

First Round: Raw, high upside position player

Supplemental and 2nd/3rd Round: College Players, medium upside, medium downside established players that will move through organization fast and sign cheap.

Later Rounds: Pitchers who will cost more too sign and have high upside, yet very raw.

Thus far, this seems like it is a pretty good model. We already have Michael Fulmer looking like a real great prospect (he was a supplemental pick in 2011, so the strategy I presented is a bit flawed lol).

And we have guys like Chris Flexen and Corey Oswalt, 18 year old kids who didn't fully commit to pitching until this year, flashing so much talent yet are so raw.

This is what gets me excited for the future. The Mets pitching depth has become so so deep. Not only do we have Wheeler, Meija, Familia, McHugh, Hefner ready to come contribute either pen or rotation, we also have

Fulmer http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=605242
(scouts are excited about his power arm, and he's only 19 and wrecked in Savannah)

Rafael Montero (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=606160)

Domingo Tapia (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=t506&t=p_pbp&pid=593619)

Hansel Robles (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=570663)

Darin Gorski (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=571719)

Gabriel Ynoa (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=593679)

Luis Mateo (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=606716)

Chris Flexen (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=t506&t=p_pbp&pid=623167)

Corey Oswalt (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=t506&t=p_pbp&pid=621261)

And, holy crow, STEVEN MATZ IS THROWING AGAIN! (http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=t506&t=p_pbp&pid=571927)

Now, all of these guys will be ready, at the latest, by 2016. At this point, we'd still have:

Harvey
Wheeler
Niese
Gee

That leaves only one rotation spot to fill 4 years down the road, with all those arms. Most of those guys will be in the bullpen, but that is going to be a talented bullpen.

So basically, what we need to draft are position players, mostly shortstops, catchers and outfielders (I say this because shortstops are talented enough to play nearly anywhere, catchers are few and far between and outfielders are very valuable, as they can usually play 1st if something happens with Ike)

Sorry I got off topic, just got really involved with this post lol.

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  • 12/9/12
  • Lipchitz

"So basically, what we need to draft are position players, mostly shortstops, catchers and outfielders"

SS - Oscar Mercado
C - Reese McGuire, Jeremy Martinez
OF - Austin Wilson, Clint Frazier,
3B - Moran, Bryant

It's really hard to guess outside of the top few guys at this point though.

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  • 12/9/12
  • JackNicholson
Would you happen to know which ones are college or high school aged?
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  • 12/9/12
  • Lipchitz

SS - Oscar Mercado (HS)
C - Reese McGuire (HS), Jeremy Martinez (HS)
OF - Austin Wilson (Stanford), Clint Frazier (HS)
3B - Moran (UNC), Kris Bryant (USD)

If you're interested in following the draft I'd check out this site; http://bigleaguefutures.net/1/

There are tons of interviews and mock drafts on there plus they'll update both right up until draft day


Edited 12/9/12   by  Lipchitz
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  • 12/9/12
  • JackNicholson
Thank you very much!
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  • 12/9/12
  • thegooch42
Justin Williams is a stud of'er, very raw though
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  • 12/9/12
  • Lipchitz
No problem, enjoy!
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  • 12/9/12
  • Lipchitz
Another one I've had my eyes on. I see better players available at 11 (or 10 where my Jays pick) but a lot can change between now and the draft.
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