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From: Ruben Safir on 13 Jun 2010 11:47
jonathan <jmerin77(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jun 13, 2:08 am, Ruben Safir <ru...(a)mrbrklyn.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, 11 Jun 2010 19:36:12 -0700, jonathan wrote:
>> > On Jun 10, 7:04 am, jonathan <jmeri...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> On Jun 10, 1:14 am, Ruben Safir <ru...(a)mrbrklyn.com> wrote:
>> >> > On Wed, 09 Jun 2010 10:43:06 -0700, jonathan wrote:
>> >> > > what the
>> >> > >> right approach might be. I personally think they are headed in the
>> >> > >> right direction,
>> >> > > Really, did you happen to do any reading regarding Omar's latest
>> >> > > draft? Nice things are being said about Harvey, the kid they took
>> >> > > #1. After that, the Mets did their typical lousy job in the 2-10
>> >> > > range. Here's Keith Law's assessment, and he's not the only one I
>> >> > > found:
>> >> > I couldn't find much material. Do you have some links.
>> >> > Ruben
>> >> Here's Jim Callis of Baseball America:
>> >> "Sholom (Smithtown , NewYork): Do the Mets or their ownership
>> >> understand what the draft is all about or do they simply do not want to
>> >> spend any real money? A new ballpark and network should allow them to
>> >> invest in their farm system. Drafting 28 college players out of 30
>> >> picks speaks volumes.
>> >> Jim Callis: They definitely should be much more aggressive than they
>> >> are. Every scouting department will spend as much money as it can, so
>> >> blame ownership. I was surprised they took a potential over-slot guy in
>> >> Matt Harvey in the first round, but after that it was business as
>> >> usual."
>> >> Frankly, the fact that there isn't much out there is an indictment of
>> >> itself. It means there's not much that's interesting to talk about.
>> >> Baseball is not like the NBA or the NFL. You WANT to reach in the
>> >> baseball draft and take guys with upside. Most of them aren't panning
>> >> out anyway. You want high ceiling guys. The Mets are too busy making
>> >> nice with the Commissioner's Office and not using their resources to
>> >> their advantage.
>> > Here's Baseball Prospectus:
>> > "New York Mets
>> > Day One Selections
>> > 7. Matt Harvey, RHP, North Carolina
>> > Inside the Pick: After looking at college hitters throughout the spring,
>> > the Mets soured on the price tags of Zach Cox and Yasmani Grandal, while
>> > feeling that high school catcher Justin O'Conner just wasn't good enough
>> > to be taken this high. While Harvey doesn't have the consistency of some
>> > other college arms, he certainly has the upside.
>> > What He is: A pure power pitcher with a big frame and the ability to not
>> > only eat innings, but dominate late in games. His low-to-mid-90s
>> > fastball touched 96-97 mph on occasion this spring, and his slider is a
>> > plus offering that he throws with confidence at any point in the count.
>> > What He is Not: A guy many teams trust. His first two years at North
>> > Carolina were dogged by inconsistency in stuff, performance, command,
>> > and mechanics, and many teams couldn't put him high on their list after
>> > recalling his nightmarish showing in the Cape Cod League last summer..
>> > He's been awfully good this year, but there's a fear that he's could
>> > regress at any moment.
>> > Path with the Mets: Barring a step in the wrong direction, Harvey could
>> > move relatively quickly. As a Scott Boras client, don't expect a quick
>> > sign, but he should start 2011 at High-A.
>> > Through Three Rounds
>> > 3 (89): Blake Forsythe, C, Tennessee
>> > Forsythe has the kind of patience and power rarely found in a catcher,
>> > but it comes with plenty of holes in his swing as well, as few think
>> > he'll hit for average. Thanks to impressive skills, he should at least
>> > be a good backup, with the chance for more.
>> > Of Note Afterward: Fourth-round pick Cory Vaughn is the son of Greg and
>> > has similar tools, but his production has always fallen short of
>> > expectations. Fifth-rounder Matt den Dekker didn't sign last year after
>> > a tough junior year, but only improved a bit this season. He's a
>> > fantastic center fielder, but the bat remains a question mark. Summary:
>> > The Mets surprised many by being willing to spend with their first pick,
>> > and they should be commended for it, but after that, they became once
>> > again predictably boring with their selections."
>> > So more toolsy guys who can't actually play . . . Omar and his scouting
>> > staff strikes again!
>> The Yankees picked up Rob Segedin who is probably going to be a real
>> decent hitter.
> Maybe, but it wouldn't surprise me since the Yankees have a history of
> picking up depth in the draft. For all the criticism, the Yankees
> have 13 players on their 25 man roster that they drafted or signed.
> The Mets have 8, which includes Pagan who left and came back. The
> Yankees number includes Pettitte. The Yankees system may not have
> produced stars recently, but it has filled a lot of holes on their
> roster with depth that the Mets have had to sign overpriced declining
> veterans to fill instead.
We are in agreement, which is so boring. The draft is made in the lower
rounds as well and the 1st round. There are a ton of all-stars that
emerge from lower rounds and from the HS segment of the draft.