Keith Law Has Mets Selecting Dominic Smith in Third Mock Draft

By Matt Musico

June 3, 2013 1 Comment

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Keith Law, ESPN’s draft and minor league expert, released his third mock draft today (insider subscription required). Once again, he pinned the Mets to take first baseman/outfielder Dominic Smith with the 11th overall pick.

The left-hander attends Serra High School in California, and is currently committed to Southern California for his college years. Depending on how this week goes, he could be changing his tune. At 6’1″ and 200 pounds, he has a solid build with great bat speed, which provides some solid potential for power once he fully develops his skills. His better position is at first base, but scouts have said he can handle a corner outfield spot if that’s where his path takes him through pro ball.

The Mets have become known to take young hitters with a lot of upside in recent years. Brandon Nimmo and Gavin Cecchini are good examples of that.

Here’s a video showcasing what Smith has to offer in the outfield, at first base, and at the plate:

  • http://first2third.com Kirk C.

    If this is their pick, I’ll like it a lot better if Smith can play a corner OF spot.
    Law doesn’t seem to think he can. I just don’t know how I feel about drafting a H.S kid who is already limited to 1B defensively and isn’t expect to have the type of power that will play at 1B. I’d much rather a higher upside pick like Renfroe, or a polished college arm that may reach the majors quickly.