Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The Draft

I think everyone knows what tommorow is, 2007 Amateur Draft. will be televised live for the first time ever on ESPN2 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.

The Mets lost the 29th pick of the draft to the Giants due to losing OF Moises Alou. The Mets gained the 42nd and 47th picks for losing Bradford and Hernandezt to the Orioles and Indians. In addition to those picks the Mets also have the 78th, 94th, 100th, 124th, 154th and 184th picks.

But the drafting may prove to be a significant event, nonetheless. The Mets chose Jason Isringhausen in the 44th round of the 1991 draft, and he has had a productive career, albeit with teams other than the Mets. And Piazza was selected after 1,389 other players in the 1988 draft the Dodgers.

Boy, this should be exciting... I hope somehow Matt Harvey out of Fitch High School in Groton drops down to 42 but I doubt it just because lately Conneticut high school players have been almost non exsistent in the draft.

Over at Marty Noble reports on how General Manager Omar Minaya will continue to focus on abilty rather than position or need.

As they do each year in this event, the Mets will focus on talent, not position or need. As general manager Omar Minaya said last week, "The time needed to develop players is unpredictable and varies from player to player," as shown by Joe Smith and Lastings Milledge, which precludes clubs from drafting players to fill existing or anticipated needs as happens in other professional sports.
To announce the Mets first pick, Darryl Strawberry has been choosen as the designated voice for the Mets in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft. Twenty-seven years ago, the Mets chose first in what then was called the amateur draft and, after some internal debate there was considerable thought given to drafting Billy Beane they used their selection to draft Darryl Eugene Strawberry, an outfielder from Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles. For more click on this link:

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