The Mets will pick 11th in the 2013 Draft

Posted: October 8, 2012 in Future Mets
Tags: ,

By Steven Inman

The Mets will have the 11th pick in the 2013 mlb first year player draft. The Mets finished with just 74 wins and had the 10th worst record in baseball. They get the 11th pick because the Pirates failed to sign 8th overall pick Mark Appel during this year’s draft. As compensation they get the 9th pick next year, bumping the Mets to 11th. At 11 their will still be plenty of great impact players to draft from.

Sandy Alderson has drafted high school players in the 1st round both drafts he has been apart of, showing the Mets aren’t afraid to take high upside guys who are also extremely risky picks. Every year because of signability issues a top player slips. For example this year the top player nearly unamiously was Standford ace Mark Appel. Rumors of wanting a larger bonus than the number #1 Astros were willing to pay were popping up. Instead the Astros took Shortstop Carlos Correa and Appel sliped all the way to 8 to Pittsburgh but never signed with the Pirates. The same situation could happen again, putting the Mets in a prime position to get an impact prospect to contiune improving a poor farm system. Here are some of the guys that are likely to go in the top 10. A majority of these guys were in the Under Armour All American game I got to see this summer at Wrigley Field for up and coming stars.

  1. Austin Meadows  (OF) Top high school player in the draft and arguably the best bat in the draft. Has a legit chance of going number one to Houston. Sweet left handed swing and excellent outfielder. He’s 6’3” and could still be growing so he might be a safer bet as a corner outfielder
  2. Mark Appel (RHP) Stanford ace Appel was selected by the Pirates as the No. 8 overall pick this past June but ultimately decided to return to college for his senior season, turning down a $3.8 million offer in the process. Can throw in the upper 90’s and could make it to the big leagues very quickly. Could potentially go #1 next June
  3. Austin Wilson (OF) Between the coaching staff and huge ballpark, Stanford has a reputation as a program where power hitters go to die, so the fact that he remains so highly regarded and still has put up power numbers is a testament to his talented skill set. Oh and by the way he is 6’5” 240lb, the power should be there.
  4. Ryne Stanek (RHP) Has really improved since joining Arkansas. Also could be on the fast track to the show with a great fastball, good slider and a changeup that shows potential
  5. Clint Frazier (OF) One of my personal favorites after seeing him in the all american game at Wrigley Field this summer. I compare him to a “red headed Mike Trout” Great speed, devoloping power and will be an excellent big league centerfielder. Could potentially slip to Mets at 11 because of his size 6’0”

Coach Larry Bowa with Prep baseball star Clint Frazier as Frazier is presented with the Silver Spikes award (MVP of game) at the 2012 Under Armour All-American Baseball Game, held at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois.

These are just a few of the names that look to form a pretty solid draft class especially involving highschool outfielders. As we get closer to the draft we will get to a lot more draft coverage and what the Mets could do at 11. We will have full mock drafts next spring and scouting reports on most players. Until then Stay Tuned!

  1. […] tomorrow on some players that will be available when the Mets draft at’11th. Here’s a short write-up I wrote on this year’s draft a few months […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s