Thursday, June 7, 2007

Met's Early Picks in the Draft

Met's selected the 42nd and 47th pick in the early part of the draft and picked Edward Kunz and Nathan Vineyard. Kunz is a Right hand pitcher from Oregon State. He's currently a junior at OSU. He stands 6'5" and according to's draft central, "Kunz's package of stuff is well-suited to the back of a bullpen, but the lack of the third pitch may keep him from closing as a pro. His future may be as a setup man who can pound his sinker-slider combination in on right-handed hitters.

Vineyard is 18 yr old Woodland HS pitcher. He's a southpaw and is 6'2". Here's his report from MLB's draft central: "This is turning out to be a pretty good draft for high school lefties and Vineyard adds to the depth at the position. He has the chance to have a good three-pitch mix with a slider that is an out pitch right now. While there's not a ton of projection to make, he should improve on things like command and fastball movement. He might be a tick behind the top prep southpaws on draft day, but he won't fall too far."

They still have more picks to select and unlike the NFL and NBA draft it's a real guess and will take a number of years before we know if any of these picks panned out.

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