Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/22/12
The 2008 draft was an okay year for the Mets but expectations were high, given that they had 3 picks in the first 33 overall. I go over the full draft below but the snap-shot is that the Mets addressed the revolving door at first base that had gone from John Olerud to Todd Zeile to Mo Vaughn to Jason Phillips to Mike Piazza (and Todd Zeile) to Doug Mientkiewicz to Carlos Delgado. Ike Davis was the first pick for the Mets in the draft and it proved to be a solid pick considering it was 18th overall. Winners: • Ike Davis (Starting MLB 1B) • Kirk Nieuwenhuis (MLB 4th OF) • Josh Satin (MLB Bench Bat) • Eric Campbell (Future Utility Super-Sub) • Collin McHugh (Back-end Rotation Candidate) • Chris Schwinden (Emergency Starter) Losers: • Reese Havens (Longshot for starting 2B of the future) • Brad Holt • Javier Rodriguez • Sean Ratliff • Dock Doyle • Michael Hebert It wasn’t too long ago that this draft looked even better, back when people still had higher hopes for Reese Hav
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