Coming Soon: SS Gavin Cecchini and C Kevin Plawecki.
A couple of weeks ago I had a chance to send out a few general questions to our old pal Tejesh of Mets Prospect Hub. Tej was kind enough to take some time to share his thoughts about the Mets with regard to the First Year Player Draft and some other minor league things I threw at him. Duck!
1. Let’s begin with the just completed draft. You have Courtney Hawkins, Lucas Giolito and Gavin Cecchini on the board. The Mets opted for Cecchini. Give me your thoughts on that. Was this about taking the player with the highest upside or strictly motivated by signability?
I’m 100% convinced this was motivated by signability, but to be somewhat fair, it seems every pick before the Mets was also a signability pick. Mark Appel fell from a projected No.1 selection to No. 8, for example. The No. 1 pick Carlos Correa took a deal that was significantly under slot, if I recall correctly. So while, yeah, it would’ve been amazing to go Hawkins and Mc...