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Monday, June 07, 2004

Mets Second and Third Round Pick

The Mets drafted Matt Durkin who is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound junior right-hander out of San Jose State with their third pick in the second round. He was a pre-season All-American selection by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper as well as ranked in the preseason by Baseball America as the nation's 18th-best junior professional prospect. At San Jose State he compiled a 4.49 ERA, while going 8-5, going 110.1 innings, giving up 101 hits, walking 49, and striking out 103 in 2004, which hurt his draft position. He only allowed four homers in those 110.1 innings. Matt was previously drafted in the 10th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks out of San Jose's Willow Glen High in 2001. He has a fastball that ranges between 92-94 mph.

With their third pick, they drafted Gabriel Hernandez, a 6' 3", 230 pounder out of Belen Jesuit High School. He is a right hander that played short stop as well as pitcher. Not much info on him except that the Mets drafted him as a pitcher.

I guess it is plain to see the Mets were drafting pitchers heavily. As Jason from Always' Amazin wrote, I too was hoping Huston Street would fall to the Mets. He only missed by few postions. Oakland drafted him four spots ahead of the Mets. Screw you Beane.