First Pick: SP Steven Matz (pictured) - Second round, 72nd overall
Best Pick: OF Darrell Ceciliani - Fourth round, 134th overall
Late Round Gem: SP Darin Gorski - 7th round, 224th overall
Total Draftees to Play at Least One Game in the Show: Zero
Another draft without a first-round pick that looks like it will be very meh.
The Mets lost their first-round pick because of the Francisco Rodriguez signing, and the Angels used it to draft Randal Grichuk, a very good prospect in his own right, and then selected uber-prospect Mike Trout with the very next pick.
Because of Tommy John surgery, it is not yet known what to make of the Matz pick, but we should get a clearer picture of how he will do very shortly when begins short season ball. At the time, the pick looked like a great selection.
Third-round pick Robbie Shields is hitting very well right now in the minors, but will need to be moved through the system a lot quicker. Just like Matz, he has been slowed down by Tommy John sugery.
Fourth-round pick Darrell Ceciliani is looking like a stud. One just has to hope he continues to improve.
The fifth- and sixth-round picks did not sign.
Seventh-round pick Darin Gorski is having a real breakout season in Single-A. He wasn't much of a prospect before this year, but has reportedly gained a tick or two on his fastball and the results have been drastically better.
13th-round pick Zach Dotson as some potential, but is currently sitting out with a PED suspension.
The only other picks I would really keep my eye on are 16th-round pick Chase Greene, 19th-round pick Nelfi Zapata, and 39th-round pick Taylor Whitenton.
Not looking too promising.