MLB.com’s list of the top 100 prospects in baseball came out Thursday and gave New York Mets fans three prospects to get excited about, and the 2014 MLB draft could supply the New York Mets with their next elite prospect who could potentially make that list in the future. Every team wants to find the gem of the draft, and with the 10th overall pick, the Mets will have plenty to pick from.
The MLB draft is one of the hardest drafts to figure out among all the professional sports leagues, as the path to the professional ranks is long and arduous. Most of the players who could be available when the Mets select seem perfect now, but the odds are low that the player they select will be the next Mike Trout.
Still, the draft is a great opportunity to add talent to an organization. Presented here are four players who could be available and could intrigue the Mets when their turn comes in June. There is a lot of time between now and the draft, and there are plenty of players the Mets will consider, but this is just a taste of what to look for in the coming months.
Some fans are sick of high school draft picks and want proven college players, while others prefer the high upside and risk that come with high school kids. For that reason, I have included two high school prospects and two college players.
All statistics courtesy College Splits.
Scouting information obtained with the help of Chris Crawford’s 2014 MLB Draftbook and MLBDraftInsider.com.