Today is the third and final day of the MLB draft.
With their first selection of the day and the 11th of this draft, the Mets took high school outfielder Jack Schneider out of Kentucky. Schneider has committed to Murray State.
Their 12th round pick was Bryson Hutchison out of DeLand high school from Florida. The same town that produced Mets ace, Jacob deGrom. He is committed to Mississippi University.
Their 13th round pick was Nathan Peden out of University HS from Florida. He is committed to Daytona State.
Their 14th pick was catcher, Matthew Duce out of Dallas Baptist University. He hits lefty and has hit well in all his years at Dallas.
Their 15th round selection was Dylan Snypes out of Oral Roberts University who was the 25th ranked prospect out of Oklahoma.
Jack Schneider is a 2017 OF/RHP with a 6-3 190 lb. frame from Owensboro, KY who attends Daviess County. Large frame with a lean, athletic build and wiry strength throughout. Frame projects to support additional size and strength while maintaining athleticism. Ran a 6.16 sixty yard dash. Primary outfielder with smooth paced actions while closing on the baseball. Clean glove actions while picking up baseball with an extended, smooth paced glove to hand transfer. Huge arm strength from a mid three-quarters arm slot, topped at 98 mph. Throws creating very good carry to the bag with accuracy. Right handed hitter with a spread, straight stance. Hands load to a deep, strong position while weight shifts back. Level, line drive swing plane that flashed solid leverage through extension at times. Swings with intent creating very good bat speed through the zone with developing barrel feel. When squared, baseball jumps off barrel with very good backspin and carry to the gaps. Very projectable tools all around that will continue to improve with maturity and repetition. Good student. Committed to Murray State. Named to the 2016 Ohio Valley Showcase Top Prospect List.
Hutchinson has shown electric stuff in flashes. In short bursts, his fastball can work up to 95 mph with sinking action, though he tends to pitch mostly in the low 90s. Hutchinson backs it up with a sharp, low-80s slider that projects as an above-average pitch. Standing at 6-foot-6, he’s a physical specimen, and his imposingly broad shoulders and golden locks evoke physical comparisons to Noah Syndergaard. Hutchinson has a full, fluid arm action and generates above average arm speed. He’ll need to improve his consistency; his fastball can sometimes dip into the upper 80s and lack life and his breaking ball hasn’t always been there when scouts have gone to see him this spring. Hutchinson’s high ceiling and impressive late performance could entice a team to take a shot at signing him, or he could honor his Mississippi State commitment and try to boost his draft stock in college.
No Scouting Report but the quick run down on him: had a 1.69 ERA in 41.1 innings this year. Recorded 39 strikeouts in those innings. His fastball is 87-88 and can touch 91. His 6’3″ frame could mean he can add some velocity going forward.
From HS: Four-year letterman at Buena High School … Coached by Adam Thrasher … Named the 2014 Division II Section II Player of the Year in Arizona after hitting .455 with six homeruns and 36 RBI … Earned All-State recognition following his senior season … Tabbed to the West Region Honorable Mention Team by Perfect Game in 2014 … A Second Team All-State selection in 2013 … Played in the 2013 Area Code Games … Recognized as a Preseason High School Underclassmen All-American Honorable Mention selection in 2013 … Played for the White Sox Scout team in the summer.
He hit .333/.424/.554 this year and has a career .936 OPS at school.
Snypes hit .335/.393/.438 to lead Oral Roberts in batting. He’s more likely to get picked as a senior next year, but as a shortstop with at least an average arm, he may get some interest this year