As promised, I am back with my second version of the draft for BigAppleMetsTalk. I once again expect to make at least one more mock before the big day on Monday.

As you all know, the Major League Baseball Draft will be held on Monday June 4, 2012. That is only 1 day away. This draft is a very unique one. Not only does this draft not have high quality players, the new CBA rules put a strict cap on just how much teams can pay potential draft picks. This draft will be interesting to watch because GMs and scouting directors will have to get creative in order to be able to draft who they want.

Many names have been linked to the Mets. Just today the Mets worked out David Dahl and Gavin Cecchini at Citi Field. Dahl, a high school OF, and Gavin Cecchini, a high school SS, appear to be who most draft experts tab as the Mets pick. On Memorial Day, after a grueling loss to the Phillies, the Mets also held a tryout with Stryker Trahan, a high school catcher. The Mets are hoping he lasts till their supplemental pick (35), which is VERY unlikely.

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Is your head spinning yet? Today, Keith Law and Kevin Goldstein both linked the Mets as “dark horse candidates” to pick Lucas Giolito. Do not get your hopes up Mets fans as this can be both very risky and very expensive, which are two things that could draw Sandy away from Giolito.

So basically, no one really knows who the Mets are gonna pick and I am pretty sure that Sandy and Tommy Tanous (Scouting Director) know either. Anyways, here is what I think will happen Monday night.

 

1. ASTROS

RHP MARK APPEL

2. TWINS:

OF BYRON BUXTON. (High School)

3. MARINERS:

SS CARLOS CORREA (High School)

4. ORIOLES:

RHP KEVIN GAUSMAN

5. ROYALS:

C MIKE ZUNINO

6. CUBS:

OF ALBERT ALMORA (High School)

7. PADRES:

RHP KYLE ZIMMER

8. PIRATES:

LHP MAX FRIED (High School)

9. MARLINS:

OF COURTNEY HAWKINS (High School)

10. ROCKIES:

RHP LANCE McCULLERS (High School)

11. ATHLETICS:

RHP LUCAS GIOLITO (High School)

12. METS:

Projected Pick: OF DAVID DAHL (High School)

13. WHITE SOX:

LHP ANDREW HEANEY

14. REDS:

RHP MICHAEL WACHA

15. INDIANS:

RHP CHRIS STRATTON

16. NATIONALS:

SS DEVEN MARRERO

17. BLUE JAYS:

OF D.J DAVIS (High School)

18. DODGERS:

RHP MARCUS STROMAN

19. CARDINALS:

3B RICHIE SHAFFER

20. GIANTS:

SS GAVIN CECCHINI (High School)

21. BRAVES:

3B TANNER RAHIER (High School)

22. BLUE JAYS:

3B JOEY GALLO (High School)

23. CARDINALS:

RHP TY HENSLEY (High School)

24. RED SOX:

3B STEPHEN PISCOTTY

25. RAYS:

LHP MATT SMORAL (High School)

26. DIAMONDBACKS:

SS ADDISON RUSSELL

27. BREWERS:

OF TYLER NAQUIN

28. BREWERS:

RHP ZACH EFLIN (High School)

29. RANGERS:

RHP NICK TRAVIESO (High School)

30. YANKEES:

C STRYKER TRAHAN (High School)

31. RED SOX:

RHP WALKER WEICKEL (High School)

SO there you have it folks, my first round mock.
Quick Question: The Mets have the 35th pick. Who would you want them to pick? Nolan Fontana? Corry Seager? Carson Kelly?  Victor Roache? Travis Jankowski? Do you even care? Let me know in the comments section.

 

I leave you with this….

NO-HAN!!!!