I wrote up what Scouting Director MacDonald had to say about his pitchers, but the Mets also went out and picked some interesting athletes on the position side.
Here are his comments:
On OF Joe Tusach, 6th rd – Northern Sr. HS, PA
One of the good gets for the day. A very athletic, left-handed hitting outfielder high school outfielder from Pennsylvania. This guy can hit and he’s going to have power. Centerfield, can run. Our scouting staff did a tremendous job getting this guy to our workout, we got on him and this is a really good get…. His talent warrants a much better slot than the sixth round.
On 1B Cole Frenzel, 7th rd – Arizona
Hit first. Power’s going to come. Good rhythm to his swing.
Frenzel hit .346/.461/.465 for Arizona this year with 31 walks against 35 strkeouts as a draft eligible sophomore. In 2010, when a broken hamate bone sapped his power, he hit .286/.421/.312.
On SS Daniel Muno, 8th rd – Fresno State
Baseball player. Good tools. Good skill set. Can play anywhere on the diamond.
On SS Philip Evans, 15th rd – La Costa Canyon HS, CA
Pure swing. Hits the ball as hard as you’d like to see to right-center field. Shortstop, maybe a catcher. An athlete who we like.
Frankie Pilliere of scout.com called this pick a steal. I love the idea of converting Evans to a catcher if they can sign him away from his SDSU commitment.
After signing these guys it’ll be interesting to see whether the Mets assign collegians like Cole and Muno to Brooklyn, which has been the organization’s MO or whether they’ll see Savannah this summer.