Hit or miss: Several Mets draftees likely headed to Coney Island
By John Torenli
Unlike the NBA and NFL Draft, where players are selected and expected to make an immediate impact at the highest level, Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft is more about patience.
The ability to find a player, sign him, send him off to a Minor League affiliate and hope that somehow, someday he pays off as a productive Major Leaguer is about as imperfect a science as you’ll find in professional sports. As is predicting exactly whom the Mets will send to Coney Island later this month. But we’ll take a shot at it anyway.