Today the St. Lucie Mets released their preliminary roster, and it looks nice, very nice. The roster is as follows:
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A 14th round draft pick out of UConn, Siena is a frustrating player, a live bat with the potential to hit very well, but is terribly inconsistent. Another 2nd baseman in the pipeline.
2B Vinny Siena (College Stats)
R/R, 5’10” 200 lbs, 12/24/1993 (23), Drafted in the 14th round of the 2015 draft out of The University of Connecticut
Probably one of the top resurgence stories in 2016, this pitcher broke out after three seasons of underperformance and showed why the Mets selected him in the 2nd round. The Vegas-born Church had been ineffective through his first three seasons in short season league, and looked early as though he was going to be a definitive bust. He’s made a statement this year to not be counted out yet.
(Photo: Jeff Blake/MILB.com)
I was giddy leading up to the draft, down right giddy. Usually men aren’t supposed to get “giddy”, but the draft is my favorite non denominational holiday. I absolutely love the draft. I had been doing countless draft reports, pouring over scouting reports of every player, seeing all the mock drafts I could, and came to the conclusion that the Mets were picking Wake Forest 3rd Baseman Will Craig for the 19th overall pick. On the night of the draft, the Mets passed on Craig and surprised me, grabbing Dunn, a right hander from Long Island, who was drafted out of Boston College. According to the Mets, they really wanted him, having him higher on their board, and I’m going to show you why.
RHP Justin Dunn (College Stats)
R/R, 6’2″ 185 lbs, 9/22/1995 (21), Drafted in the First Round 19th overall out of Boston College in 2017.
Players who use PED’s are often rejected and ostracized by fans…frankly I don’t care. I’m going to admit, I’m still a fan of Garcia. His bat is very interesting, and if the profiled bat was in your lineup, you’d be very happy. After being suspended and then usurped on the 3rd base depth chart by David Thompson, Garcia must come back with a vengeance and show that his ability isn’t chemically enhanced.
(Photo Credit Cory Smith/MILB)
L/R, 6’0″ 240 lbs, 5/17/1994 (22), Drafted in the 4th round in 2014 out of El Paso Community College
A Senior Sign from 2015 who was drafted in the 29th round out of a small school in Illinois. This little lefty has been pretty effective in the lower levels of the minors as a reliever, and will likely stay as a reliever. He has been climbing step by step through the levels, and if he continues, may be an effective relief option moving forward.
(Picture from Augustana College Twitter)
LHP Seth Davis (College Stats)
L/L, 5’9″ 200 lbs, 5/8/1993 (23), Drafted in the 29th Round of the 2015 draft out of Augustana College
I bet you’ve been waiting for this profile, eh? This is a guy that many Mets fans have heard about that was just dominating short season leagues in 2016, and for good reason: his stuff is just electric. Placing already at 60 on Keith Law’s Top 100 prospects, Szapucki has already turned heads Pitching a stone’s throw away from the St. Lucie Mets while in High School, Szapucki was a Mets fan growing up. He’s a Toms River, New Jersey native originally and was ecstatic to take the bonus and go pro. He started out as a big-armed lefty with control issues, and with a few tweaks in his delivery, performed like a flat-out ace.
(Photo by NYSportsday.com)
LHP Thomas Szapucki
R/L, 6’2″ 205 lbs, 6/12/1996 (20), Drafted 5th round, 149th overall out of William T. Dwyer HS (West Palm Beach, FL). Signed for $375,000 (355,500 slot).
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A 2015 draft pick, Mazeika is an older guy who has been raking, and is from the same college as Jacob deGrom: Stetson University. Mazeika is questionable at catcher right now, but has been seemingly excellent as a hitter, especially in terms of being very disciplined.
L/R, 6’3″ 210 lbs, 10/14/1993 (23), Drafted in the 8th round in 2015 out of Stetson University, Signed for $125,000
Another lesser-known guy with some nice potential as a reliever, he fell off the radar after undergoing Tommy John Surgery after his 2013 and came back this past season and pitched for Columbia.
RHP Tyler Bashlor
R/R, 5’11”, 195 LBS, 4/16/1993 (23), Drafted 11th Round, 326th overall, 2013 Signed for $550,000
A top right hander that burst onto the scene in 2014, but underwent Tommy John Surgery at the end of 2015. He missed the entire 2016 but made a comeback in the Arizona Fall League.
RHP Marcos Molina
R/R, 6’3″ 200 LBS, 3/8/1995 (21), Signed IFA January, 2012 for $100,000
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