Mets 5th Round Pick Profile: Colby Woodmansee

By Corne Hogeveen

June 14, 2016 6 Comments

Colby Woodmansee, 5th Round

Colby Woodmansee, 5th Round

Colby Woodmansee, Video

DOB/Age: 08/27/1994, 21

Pick: Round 5, 160th overall

Signed: 334,500 Dollars

Slot Value: 334,500 Dollars

School: Arizona State

Bats/Throws: R/R      Height: 6’3”     Weight: 195

Twitter: @Colbywoodmansee

The Mets have signed their 5th round pick of the 2016 draft. Shortstop Colby Woodmansee signed for slot value at 334,500 dollars out of Arizona State. The Arizona State junior has played 59 games this season. Woodmansee batted .265/.355/.438 with eight home runs and 44 runs batted in. Of his 60 total hits 23 went for extra bases including 15 doubles.

Over his first two seasons, Woodmansee hit .280/.321/.418 with 8 home runs and 55 runs batted in. In 325 at bats over the 2014 and 2015 season, he hit 22 doubles and one triple.

Woodmansee showed power in his three seasons with Arizona State with a .426 career slugging percentage. He had 151 total hits with 53 of them going for extra bases.

Woodmansee is a four-time Scholar Baller. Here is a quote from former NCAA President Dr. Myles Brand about the Scholar Baller program:

The Scholar-Baller Program, developed by Dr. Keith Harrison, ”is a well-conceived successful way to recognize and reward academic achievement by student-athletes. It speaks to the contemporary student-athletes in their language and in their context.”
~Dr. Myles Brand, Former NCAA President (July 2006)

This season Woodmansee has gotten some recognition (via thesundevils.com):

  • Golden Spikes Award Preseason Watch List
  • Louisville Slugger Second Team Preseason All-American
  • Baseball American Third Team Preseason All-American
  • Perfect Game First Team Preseason All-American
  • #46 2016 College Prospects (D1Baseball.com)

Taylor Blake Ward from scout.com had this to say about Woodmansee after he had seen him in the opening weekend of 2016 college season:

”There’s still a lot of pull to Woodmansee’s game, but he did drive the ball well against less than stellar pitching. The high note at the plate was his ability to hit to the gaps with consistency, and swing through the ball with authority. Defensively, Woodmansee is one of the better shortstops in the nation, but his range has been questioned. Over the weekend, there wasn’t a big challenge for him ranging either direction, but when he needed to make plays to either side, he did so with ease.”

When I read this first player that came to mind is Gavin Cecchini. Although Woodmansee his fielding is probably little better. They have have some in common. They are both pretty long for a short stop and have limited range. Woodmansee has some more pop but, Cecchini has a better eye.

Woodmansee is headed to being his pro career with the Brooklyn Cyclones as their starting shortstop. If you want to learn more about his personal life here is a nice clip:

 

  • Out of place Met fan

    I like the pick, even if 5 of the organization’s top 20 prospects are SS. I have a much easier time swallowing a Cecchini comp coming in the 5th round as opposed to the first. (Lux?)

  • JS1056

    Most of the better amateur players are shortstops. Kind of like your beer league softball team…. The best player is the shortstop, the second best player is the centerfielder.

  • Out of place Met fan

    Agree which is why my preference is to always draft up the middle

  • NYM_Conforto

    Great name. That is all.

  • NYM_Conforto

    They tend to be the better athletes so that makes sense

  • MarSanti

    You expect eye popping numbers for a higher round pick; so, defense couple with projection … Seems like a lottery ticket … But the whole draft is. I hope to see this kid in BK this summer.