Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/5/12
MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo says that this year’s draft does not have a consensus number one pick. In other words there is no one stand-out talent like in year’s past when you had Gerrit Cole, Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg. He believes that the Houston Astros are considering as many as seven or eight different players as they decide who they will take with their first overall pick. In a way it plays into the Mets hands in that whomever we select at No. 12 could essentially be as good as any player who is selected with the top five picks. This is not to say that we are seeing a weak draft class in 2012, only that there’s a deeper talent pool at the top that has no clear cut player leading the pack. Here are six players he expects to see up top in no particular order: Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford Some see him as this year’s Cole, a college ace with outstanding stuff who hasn’t always had the results you’d expect. Why he should go No. 1: Three future above-average to plus pitches. Pro...
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