Another pitcher was drafted in the seventh round. With the No. 217 pick, the Mets drafted RHP Connor O’Neil. O’Neil hails from Cal State Northridge, and served as their closer.
According to Associate Editor and National Writer for Baseball America Kyle Glaser, O’Neil throws lots of sliders and his fastball sits between 90-93 mph.
Glaser also advocates that O’Neil is a money save for the team — we know the organization must love that!
With the No. 247 pick, the Mets selected a third RHP in a row — Trey Cobb.
At Oklahoma State, Cobb has a 3.37 ERA this past season. Additionally, he is ranked 189th on Baseball America’s ranking of right-handed pitchers.
According to Broadcast & Media Relations Assistant for the Brooklyn Cyclones Jake Eisenberg, Cobb went 1-1 in 19 relief appearances. He had a strong finish as he actually missed the first seven weeks of 2017 with a broken bone in his right elbow — a similar start to many Mets pitchers this season.