#35 – RHP Logan Verrett

Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Height/Weight: 6’2”, 180

Acquired: 3rd rd 2011 (Baylor)

Born: 6/19/90

2011 Rank: N/A

Why Ranked Here: Ranking guys who have not begun their professional career is difficult.  Verrett made it more difficult by an inconsistent last 18 months, with a slow start to his junior year dropping him out of the first round.  According to Baseball America, he throws 88-92 and can touch 94, but it “lacks life.”  The Mets were very pleased with his arm strength at instructs in the fall.  That’s a very controlled environment, and I’m eager to see how he handles a full professional season. (Note: I’ve moved Verrett around the rankings a bunch: 30 felt too high, and the guys between here and there have some professional track record.  Again, it’s not too precise at this point.)

2011: He signed for the fourth-largest bonus ($425k) in the 2011 Mets draft class.

Dr. Pangloss Says: #4 starter. Or fastball plays up in short outings out of the bullpen.

Debbie Downer Says:  Let us count the ways a young pitcher might not make it.

Projected 2012 Start: Savannah

MLB Arrival:  September 2014/2015

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