The Mets in recent years have not done particularly well since 2008. Unfortunately, with the exception of the 2009 season, they have not played poorly enough to land a top-10 draft pick.
In the 2010 draft, the Mets selected starting pitcher Matt Harvey with the seventh overall pick. A year later, they took outfielder Brandon Nimmo with the 13th overall pick. And in 2012, the Mets drafted shortstop Gavin Cecchini 12th overall. Harvey is already in the major leagues and has been having a great season with the Mets so far, while Nimmo and Cecchini are both developing in the minor leagues.
The Mets are possibly a year or two from being serious postseason contenders in the National League. Hopefully, a great draft pick or two can help the Mets become even better down the road.
Here are some first- and second-round projections for now and be sure to check back Thursday night after 7 p.m. ET to follow the Mets' actual picks this year.