The Mets will be hoping to develop a young, talented right fielder in their minor leagues.
The Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft resumed on Tuesday afternoon with the third round. The Mets used their third pick (97th overall) to select outfielder Quinn Brodey.
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Brodey is a junior at Stanford and had a pretty great season offensively this past year. The 6’1″ lefty right fielder hit .314 with 11 home runs and 51 runs batted in. He’s on base percentage was also respectable at .371, and he showed he could develop some pop with his .556 slugging percentage.
This season, Brodey actually registered two inside-the-park home runs which if anything shows you he’s got some wheels on top of everything. His plate discipline greatly improved his junior year which increased his walk rate from previous years.
Scouts across the league like Brodey’s game all around. He’s got a good arm, and can field his position well. They also expect him to develop more power in the minors.
In terms of overall rankings, Brodey was ranked 188th by Baseball America, and 173th by MLB.com, so this pick is a little higher than some would expect.
Also good to note that Brodey pitched as a freshman for Stanford. He hasn’t taken the mound since then, but it could be something that pops up at some point in the minors if he struggles.
The Amazin’s have already drafted a pitcher with their first pick, and a third baseman with their second pick. Adding an outfielder this go around works out nicely. Their next pick comes in at no. 127.