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Is Nimmo the Next Bryce Harper?

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Kevin Kernan went out to Wyoming to catch up with Mets first round pick Brandon Nimmo. A great piece that you should read in full, but this quote from his American Legion coach, Tagg Lain, stands out: “I’ve coached Bryce Harper in the Tournament of Stars. “That’s when I told [tournament officials] that I’ve got […]

New Regime Appears to Have First Coup

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

I have been prefacing my analysis of the draft by reminding everyone that all I know is what I read from experts like Frank Piliere, Keith Law, Kevin Goldstein, John Manuel, and John Klima. With that said, it appears the Mets new regime has the first “coup” of their tenure with the results of the […]

My Dante Bichette Story

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Last night, the Yankees drafted  Dante Bichette Jr. out of Orangewood Christian High School in Maitland, Florida with the 51st pick in the second round. You probably remember his dad who played 14 seasons, with most of his production coming as a member of the Colorado Rockies. I never liked Dante Bichette, and it was […]

Michael Fulmer Showed Competitive Side This Season

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

By now, you know the Mets selected Michael Fulmer, a right handed high school pitcher out of Oklahoma, with their sandwich pick (44) in the first round. Fulmer is committed to Arkansas (just like the Mets other first round pick Brandon Nimmo). Fulmer, 18, went 10-2 with a 0.72 ERA and 127 strikeouts in 68.0 […]

Mets Gamble on Brandon Nimmo

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The draft is a crapshoot, but the Mets surprised all the pundits by drafting a bat with the 13th pick. Brandon Nimmo is a high school outfielder from Cheyenne, Wyoming. He bats and throws left handed. His school didn’t even have a baseball team so he had to play American Legion ball. Nimmo actually practices […]

Final Mock Draft: Mets Will Pick GT’s Jed Bradley

Monday, June 6th, 2011

This is my final mock draft. You can check out more at my website St. Lucie to Flushing. 1. Pittsburgh Pirates – RHP Gerrit Cole – UCLA 2. Seattle Mariners – 3B Anthony Rendon – Rice 3. Arizona Diamondbacks – LHP Danny Hultzen – Virginia 4. Baltimore Orioles – RHP Dylan Bundy – Owasso HS(OK) […]

Fox Sports Frank Piliere on Mets/Yanks Draft

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Frank Piliere of Fox Sports Scouting Baseball made an appearance on last night’s show. You can download the replay here - Frank comes on at the 34 minute mark- but here are some highlights: - He believes the Mets will draft University of Texas RHP Taylor Jungmann. They are also targeting Georgia Tech LHP Jed […]

Mets & Yanks Top Worst #1 Draft Choices

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Tonight, the MLB will conduct its amateur draft at 7pm. Unlike the NBA, NFL, and NHL it’s likely none of the players selected in the first round will be on the 40 man roster, much less the big league roster, next season. Rewind the clock seven years and there are six players from the 2004 draft […]

Mets May Draft Jungmann or Bradley

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Frank Piliere of Fox Sports Scout.com believes the Mets will take a pitcher with the 13th pick of the draft this coming Monday. He confidently says it will come down to University of Texas RHP Taylor Jungmann or Georgia Tech’s LHP Jed Bradley. Pro Draft Central had this to say about Jungmann: On the mound, […]

Top Pick Gerrit Cole Dropping?

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

With a slew of bad news for Mets fans this week, I found an interesting nugget via Buster Olney’s Blog at ESPN (subscription required): Heard this: While Gerrit Cole’s struggles have scared off some teams and caused him to drop on some draft boards, the Pirates — who have the first pick in the draft […]

NYBD 2011 Mock Draft 4.0

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

We are a little over a week away from the 2011 amateur draft. Here is my latest thoughts, along with a write up as to why. By the way, I will be appearing on Mike Silva’s radio show next Sunday night (June 5th) at 6pm. I will be conducting a live chat during the draft […]

Quick Early Review of Top Mets Draft Targets

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

There has been some chatter about numerous possibilities for the Mets in this years amateur draft. The team holds the 13th and 44th pick. The second one courtesy of the Yankees signing Pedro Feliciano. Two names that recently popped up as top Mets targets, courtesy of our good friend Joe Demayo of Port St. Lucie […]

2011 Mock Draft 3.0

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

With the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft a mere 33 days away, I decided now was a good time to post my mock draft version 3.0. I have made significant changes in every version of my mock thus far. You can check out version 1.0 here, and then version 2.0 here. 1. Pittsburgh Pirates – RHP […]

Version 1: MLB 2011 Mock Draft

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Last year I posted a mock draft in June. I know it is very early, and the college season is only 2 weeks deep, but I decided that now is a good time to post version 1 of my mock draft. I will post multiple versions with updates throughout the season. 1. Pittsburgh Pirates – […]

Mets Do the Right Thing With Harvey & Peavey

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Lost in the chaos of a season going down the toilet was the Mets signing of two key draft picks. First round pick Matt Harvey, and sixth round pick Greg Peavey agreed to contracts late on Monday night. Even more impressive was how the organization went over slot to ink both players. Harvey will earn […]