Just one day after signing second round pick and blue chip prospect J.T. Ginn, Special Assistant to the General Manager Omar Minaya was on a Zoom call with the media to talk about this years Mets draft class.
“I think we’re in a position, when you look at our team, we’re kind of a homegrown team. That’s the goal.”
Ginn was drafted out of Mississippi State and was originally drafted in the first round by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2018 draft, however the right handed wanted more money.
His deal is worth $2.9M, more than double than that what was offered by the Dodgers back in 2018.
First round pick and Los Angeles native Pete Crow-Armstrong was selected as the 19th overall pick and was committed to Vanderbilt before signing with the Mets.
“All spring, I called him the left-handed magician in center field,” – New York Mets V.P. of amateur scouting Tommy Tanous.
“He was one of the kids you saw last summer, one of the rare kids that you would watch batting practice and watch him play defense,” Tanous said. “He had such a knack for the ball. He would fool around in center field, catching balls between his legs and kind of showing off. When I see a defensive player — whether it’s a shortstop, a catcher or a center fielder — who likes to show their tools and likes to show off in pregame while he is getting his work done, I know you have a pretty advanced defensive player.”
Source: Mike Puma
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