Mets Draft Picks 11-15: Mets Go With Mostly College Players Again

By Matt Mancuso

June 6, 2018 No comments

Round 11

Franklin Parra

Height/Weight: 6’1″, 170 LBS

B/T: L/L

Position: LHP

Age: 18

The Mets have selected southpaw Franklin Parra out of Copiague High School in the 11th round of the 2018 MLB Draft. The Mets have been connected to him throughout the spring. Although his fastball is only in the low-to-mid 90’s, he posted a 19.5 K/9 this year due to an effective slider. The reliever was ranked as the 29th best draft prospect in New York.

Round 12

Ross Adolph

Height/Weight: 6’1″, 192 LBS

B/T: L/R

Position: CF

Age:21

Grades

From MLB Draft Countdown

Hit: 45, Power:55, Run: 55, Arm:50,Fielding:50

The Mets have selected Ross Adolph out of Copiague High School in the 12th round of the 2018 MLB Draft. Adolph slashed .322/.445/.654 as a junior this past year, hitting for extra-bases in over 50% of his base knocks. He also tied the single-season school record with 15 dingers this year. The lefty was considered to be the top hitter in the MAC this year. He was also named to the First-Team All-Mac this year.

Round 13: Christian Tripp

Height/Weight: 6’7″, 200LBS

B/T: R/R

Position: RHP

Age:21

Baseball America

Rank: 460

“Tripp served as New Mexico’s primary closer in 2018, saving eight games with an impressive 2.44 ERA this spring. At 6-foot-7, 200 pounds, he has the size organizations desire, but a rough delivery and inconsistent stuff may keep Tripp out of the top 10 rounds. He steps across the mound and throws uphill, although the delivery gives his pitches interesting angle and provides deception. His fastball, which ranges from 88-94 mph, has hard cut and good life as it increases in speed. The movement on his fastball is inconsistent, however. His 83-84 mph slider runs in on lefthanded batters, while his delivery makes for tough at-bats for righthanders.”

Round 14

Andrew Mitchell

Height/Weight: 6’0″, 190 LBS

B/T: L/L

Position: LHP

Age: 23

The Mets have selected southpaw Andrew Mitchell out of Auburn University in the 14th round of the 2018 MLB Draft. Auburn’s baseball program has been highlighted by Casey Mize for the past year, so Mitchell has flown under the radar. He both started and relieved this year and although he posted a 4.01 ERA, his K/9 was an impressive 11.60. He was red-shirted as a freshman and as such, he’ll be one of the oldest players selected in this draft.

Round 15

Phil Capra

Height/Weight: 5’10″, 205 LBS

B/T: S/R

Position:C

Age: 21

The Mets have selected catcher Phil Capra out of  Wagner College in the 15th round of the 2018 MLB Draft. The switch-hitting backstop showed impressive offensive numbers with Wagner College this season. The college junior slashed .312/.409/.551 and was finally able to tap into some of his raw power with 12 home runs. He also recorded almost the same amount of strikeouts and walks. His positional versatility also allows him to play all around the infield.