Their eighth round pick from this draft was Trey Cobb out of Oklahoma State University. Cobb was ranked 452 on Baseball America’s Top 500 draft prospects.
Cobb has a good sinker-slider combination which should help him rise through the organizational ranks. After splitting time as a starter and reliever in 2016, he spent this season as a reliever. He posted a 3.37 ERA in 26.2 innings. He had 36 strikeouts, 9 walks, and a 1.12 WHIP in those innings. Cobb turned the Cubs down as a 12th-round pick last year.
Cobb’s final pitch of his college career was not one to remember. It was a walk-off home run by Jeremy Eierman of Missouri State. Despite that, Cobb was not discouraged with that pitch and it did not turn away Mets scouts.
The area scout told him, “You looked really good and we really like you. And if we get a chance and it works out, we’re going to try to take you.”
It began as a tough year for Cobb after he needed to get surgery on a broken elbow. He was able to return by April and showed the Mets enough to draft him.
With his arm feeling better and his confidence in his pitches, Cobb could develop into a fast rising reliever for the Mets. He will fly to Florida on Friday to sign his first pro contract and will then start his career with the Brooklyn Cyclones according to NewsOK.