Originally posted on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 10/16/13
When searching for a diamond in the rough during the Amateur draft, what teams look for are quality athletes capable of rising to the challenge and reaching more than just their potential. It looks even better when these athletes have shown even in college just how good they can become. When the Mets considered signing infielder Matt Reynolds, he came with a great college resume, with winning many awards including leading his team in the three triple crown categories with a .323 batting average, seven homers and 45 RBI. He also finished tied for the team lead with 20 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI performances. These were accomplishments he was very proud of but one stood out from the rest, “Being named an All American was probably my favorite accomplishment”, says Reynolds. The versatile infielder was signed by the Mets in the 2nd round of the 2012 June Amateur draft out of the University of Arkansas. The Mets then sent him to Savannah and in 42 games he batted .259, with 18 runs...
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