Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Quick Glance at the Mets Top Nine Draftees in 2010

Here are the players the Mets drafted in 2010 in the first 10 rounds.

Only one was out of high school, and he wasn't drafted until the 10th round. In contrast, in 2011 of the 11 players the Mets drafted in the first round, four were high schoolers, including the top two drafted.

Of the 2010 picks, Harvey has advanced the furthest. He's currently pitching for Binghamton; however, he's not experiencing the success he had in the lower minors. With the B-Mets, in 12.2 innings he has a 9.24 ERA. Peavey was also promoted; however, he's not doing as well as he did with Savannah. He's now pitching for St. Lucie. In 21.2 innings he has a 4.15 ERA. The other pitcher drafted, Akeel Morris, is struggling in Kingsport after success with the GCL Mets. In 17.1 innings this season, his ERA is 6.23.

DeGrom has yet to pitch this season. In 2010 DeGrom had a 5.19 ERA in 26 innings with Kingsport. This season, Walters has a 3.04 ERA this season in 23.2 innings with Brooklyn, and McDowall a 0.00 ERA in four innings with the GCL Mets.

Among the three position players drafted, Vaughn's having the most success, doing even better this season at St. Lucie than at Savannah. He's currently hitting .323. Last season with Brooklyn he hit .307. Den Dekker's currently playing for the B-Mets; however, he's struggling, batting only .223 with 33 strikeouts in 96 at bats. In previous stints with the GCL Mets, Savannah, and St. Lucie, the lowest he hit was .278. Finally, the top position player drafted, Blake Forsythe, has yet to show he deserved to be drafted that high. This season with Savannah he's hitting .224 after hitting .200 and .238 last season with the GCL Mets and Brooklyn.

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