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  • Well the Mets are on the clock. No surprise the Nads take Bryce Harper at #1.
    unknown brooklyn cabbie " how are the brooks doin"
    unknown fan "good they got three men on base"
    unknown brooklyn cabbie "which one?"

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    • The Mets have selected Matt Harvey RHP from UNC.
      unknown brooklyn cabbie " how are the brooks doin"
      unknown fan "good they got three men on base"
      unknown brooklyn cabbie "which one?"

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      • Originally posted by theAmazingMet View Post
        The Mets have selected Matt Harvey RHP from UNC.
        Huge sigh of relief..very solid pick...pretty high floor with upside

        I was scared to death they'd take either Sale or Cox (which could have been disasters), but very satisfied with Harvey. They're even willing to spend some with the Boras client.

        For those who are unfamiliar, Harvey was a top prospect out of high school but fell due to signability. went to UNC and struggled first two years. However, he made some mechanical adjustments and returned to high school form. Has a plus 92-95 MPH fastball with good movement, plus slider and avg change... command could use a little improvement but with time could be a very solid 2-3 starter
        "All shortstops can dance...Derek Jeter is a fullback with power and speed. Jose Reyes is a tailback with speed and quickness"-"analysis" of the New York shortstops' defense by the genius that is Joe Morgan

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        • On another note, rumor has it that Jesus Feliciano will be called up to replace Omir Santos on the Major League Roster.

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          • On a side note the Boston Red Sox selected Anthony Ranaudo with the compensation pick they got from Atlanta signing Billy Wagner (39th overall). Ranaudo was a projected top 5 pick, before he had a disaster college season.
            "Nobody ever won a World Series drinking milk"
            -Doug Sisk, RP 1986 Mets

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            • After taking Matt Harvey with the 7th pick the Mets selected:

              2nd round - no pick
              3rd round(89) - Norman Forsythe - Catcher - U.Tennessee
              4th round(122) - Cory Vaughn - CF - San Diego St.
              5th round(152) - Matthew Den Dekker - CF - U.Florida
              6th round(182) - Greg Peavey - RH SP - Oregon St.
              7th round(212) - Jeffrey Walters - RH RP - Georgia
              8th round(242) - Kenneth McDowall - RH SP - Southern Nevada JC
              9th round(272) - Jacob Degrom - RH SP - Stetson
              10th round(302) - Akeel Morris - RH SP - Charlotte Amalie HS, St. Thomas V.I.
              11th round(332) - Adam Kolarek - LH RP - Maryland

              The first 30 rounds are complete, but I don't have that kind of time, so I figured I'd just give you the top 10 picks, although historically teams frequently find major leaguers in the later rounds.

              As I'm sure you noticed of the Mets top 10 picks only 3 were position players, granted they came in a row in the 3rd,4th, and 5th round.
              The Mets generally speaking seem to be targeting more advanced polished players closer to the majors, college hitters and pitchers. That being said there are 50 rounds, some of these players won't sign, and the majority of them will never reach the upper minors let alone majors. We probably won't know for another 3 years, Harvey however, does look like the kind of pitcher that could make it to the majors within 2 to 3 years.
              "Nobody ever won a World Series drinking milk"
              -Doug Sisk, RP 1986 Mets

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              • Does anyone know where Jeff Kaplan is in the org.. According to Minorleaguebaseball.com he is with St. Lucie. But, I don't find him on any roster. He has been in the system for a few years now.
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                • Speaking of Cory Vaughn, he's on the Cyclones and I saw him last night at the season opener game vs. the Staten Island Yankees. I believe he got a single too, though I'm not 100% sure. Cyclones won 5-3.

                  Hope he can progress quickly as well as our other draft picks.

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                  • Jenry Mejia has been sent down to be a starter. Reports are conflicting on where he's going. It's either AAA Buffalo or AA Binghampton.

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                    • Originally posted by NJMetfan4life View Post
                      Jenry Mejia has been sent down to be a starter. Reports are conflicting on where he's going. It's either AAA Buffalo or AA Binghampton.
                      Wherever, I think it's a smart decision. Mejia was designed to be a starter, and being in the ML bullpen is only stunting his growth in that area.
                      "And their chances of getting back into this ballgame are growing dimmer by the batter."


                      Put it in the books.

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                      • Obviously, both Binghamton and Buffalo could use Jenry Mejia. Metsblog.com says it's Binghamton.

                        I feel bad about the demotion, but it's better for his development. After MiLB ends, maybe they can bring him back. I remember seeing him pitch for the Cyclones 2 years ago on a night when the team wore sand camouflage uniforms in a military appreciation night.

                        I hope his cup of coffee in MLB has made him ever more hungry to return and he can do well for us. I don't want to see him traded for a 2-month rental of a pitcher nearing decline. I'd rather the team sign Oswalt or Lee as free agents rather than giving someone up.

                        Reese Havens could be a good second baseman, though I understand he's had lots of DL time. He was a 2008 Cyclone with Mejia and Ike Davis, by the way. Maybe he can be dangled to another team if Ruben Tejada is being groomed to succeed Luis Castillo.

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                        • For those who haven't seen it, here's 5th round pick Matt Den Dekker from Saturday in the CWS. He was one of the few post-first round picks that I really liked, elite defensive CF with some offensive potential to boot.
                          "All shortstops can dance...Derek Jeter is a fullback with power and speed. Jose Reyes is a tailback with speed and quickness"-"analysis" of the New York shortstops' defense by the genius that is Joe Morgan

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                          • It looks like Jenrry Mejia has a total of 2 starts for Binghampton with 3.1 innings pitched so far. His numbers aren't so bad. Is this some weird version of those Joba rules?

                            What gives?


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                            • Originally posted by Mongoose View Post
                              It looks like Jenrry Mejia has a total of 2 starts for Binghampton with 3.1 innings pitched so far. His numbers aren't so bad. Is this some weird version of those Joba rules?

                              What gives?
                              He's been on the DL for a lttle while.

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                              • Mets went over the slot for somebody: The Mets' over-slot deal with 24th-round amateur draft pick Erik Goeddel is not yet official, tweets Jim Callis of Baseball America. Callis was told that Goeddel's contract would be finalized by July 20, but it has been put off for "a few more days" due to a request from Major League Baseball.
                                "Nobody ever won a World Series drinking milk"
                                -Doug Sisk, RP 1986 Mets

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