Found September 20, 2013 on MetsMinor.net:
PLAYERS: Paul Depodesta
TEAMS: New York Mets
Welcome to a 2013 Draft Review, where I take a look back at the draft picks from this season and the progress they’ve made so far… With the 48th pick in the 2013 Draft, the Mets selected a right-handed pitcher out of Basic High School named Andrew Church. Church will turn 19 in October and was a confusing pick to most who thought the Mets would target outfielder Austin Wilson. The Mets, of course, went on to draft Ivan Wilson in the third round as a young outfield with potential, so missing out on Austin Wilson may not be the biggest hit down the line. Most people looked at Church as an an easy sign — he signed for $850,000 — who could help the Mets spend a little more throughout the rest of the draft. They finished $82,000 under budget for the 2013 draft and left 14 out of 40 draft picks unsigned — but they did sign their first 13 picks. Church was not a random pick, however, and was ranked #89 in BA’s Top 500 at the time of the draft. At the time of the pick, I wrote this… The tal...
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