With the amateur draft starting today, the Mets have the 7th overall pick in the draft , which is a pretty good opportunity to sign a high-caliber player. After that, they miss out on the 2nd round of the draft because they signed Type-A free agent Jason Bay during the offseason. Their next pick is 89th overall in the third round.

To get a good idea of where the current Mets came from in the draft, I wanted to take a look at where they were each taken in the draft.

1st Round

Mike Pelfrey (9th overall), Ike Davis (18th), R.A. Dickey (18th), Jeff Francoeur (23rd), David Wright (38th)

3rd Round

Alex Cora

4th Round

Angel Pagan

6th Round

John Maine

7th Round

Jon Niese

12th Round

Sean Green

16th Round

Tobi Stoner

17th Round

Chris Carter

22nd Round

Jason Bay

31st Round

Pedro Feliciano

38th Round

Mike Jacobs

International Free Agents

Johan Santana, Jose Reyes, Luis Castillo, Henry Blanco, Fernando Tatis, Ruben Tejada, Oliver Perez, Francisco Rodriguez, Hisanori Takahashi, Fernando Nieve, Jenrry Mejia, Raul Valdes, Manny Acosta, Ryota Igarashi, Elmer Dessens

Amateur Free Agents

Rod Barajas

That’s six players the Mets drafted in the first three rounds, nine players drafted in the remaining rounds, and 16 players signed as amateur free agents. That means that July 2nd, the day when international free agents are signed, is as important to the Mets as this draft will be. The first three rounds are also almost as likely to yield a major leaguer than the rest of the draft combined.

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