We’re so close! Four weeks from now the MLB draft takes place, and things are getting interesting. Mocks are starting to spring up left and right, and Baseball America is already onto their third revision, while Keith Law of ESPN came out with his first one last week. In these last two significant pieces, both Law and Baseball America see the Mets selecting college infielders.
In Law’s May 3rd mock draft, he suggests that the Mets will select University of Florida 3rd baseman Jonathan India:
6. New York Mets: Jonathan India, 3B, Florida. I’m also hearing they’d prefer a college player, hitter or pitcher, here, although this might be a little high for India by the standards of the rest of the industry.
In Baseball America’s May 8th mock draft, they 2B/SS Nick Madrigal of Oregon State falling to the Mets:
Notes: Madrigal hasn’t skipped a beat since returning to the Beavers’ lineup after missing almost two months with a wrist injury, with seven multi-hit games since returning to action on April 19. Madrigal will also have the chance to face a pair of potential day one arms in Tristan Beck and Kris Bubic this weekend when Stanford comes to Corvallis for a big three-game series.
Surprisingly, especially in light of Law’s statements, Baseball America believes India will be selected fourth overall by the White Sox, which would be an indication many teams believe his MVP type year is for real.
Quick Statistical update of players currently mocked to Mets:
C Joey Bart, Georgia Tech: 48 G, .362/.470/.612, 11 2B, 12 HR, 34/44 BB/K, 2/2 SB/SBA
Jonathan India: 48 G, .382/.524/.771, 10 2B, 3 3B, 15 HR, 41/36 BB/K, 11/13 SB/SBA
LHP Shane McClanahan, USF: 5-5 W/L, 2.84 ERA, 11 GS, 63.1 IP, 35 H, 20 ER, 34 BB, 107 K
2B Nick Madrigal: 17 G .438/.475/.575, 2 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 5/2 BB/K 3/3 SB/SBA
LHP Ryan Rolison, Ole Miss: 6-4 W/L, 4.13 ERA, 12 GS, 69.2 IP, 74 H, 32 ER, 29 BB, 82 K
Nolan Gorman & Matt Liberatore are both in High School, and as a result, their official numbers are unavaialble.