New York Mets 2014 Mock Draft: Projecting Their Top 5 First-Round Targets

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New York Mets 2014 Mock Draft: Projecting Their Top 5 First-Round Targets
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Bradley Zimmer would be an ideal target for the Mets as a talented center fielder.

With the 10th pick in the upcoming MLB draft, the New York Mets will have the opportunity to bolster their farm system significantly by adding an impact player.

The players available to the Mets will depend on how the draft shakes out before their pick, and some of the five players discussed here will probably be gone by the time they select. However, each of them has a very good chance of still being available when the Mets pick, and each appeals to the organization in a unique way.

In January, I looked at four potential players the Mets could target in the first round, and all four are still possible picks. However, as the spring season has progressed, teams have more knowledge of all the available players, and a clearer picture of who could be available when the Mets get to pick.

Although shortstop Nick Gordon has raised his stock to the point where he won’t be available to the Mets anymore, you can read about his report in the above link along with three other targets, Touki Toussaint, Derek Fisher and Kyle Schwarber.

The players listed here are all college players, but that does not mean the Mets are not considering high school prospects. If for some reason an elite high school player such as Gordon or Alex Jackson falls, the Mets would absolutely consider jumping on them, but that is unlikely. Also, these are just five players they could target, not every player under consideration.

Here are five players the Mets will target in the first round of the MLB draft, listed in no particular order, although the level of their interest is discussed in every slide.

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