The Mets drafted high school RHP Josh Wolf in the second round, 53rd overall, of the MLB Draft on Monday night.
The 18-year-old Wolf, who committed to Texas A&M, is a 6-foot-2, 165-pound pitcher whose fastball has touched 97 mph.
Wolf also throws a 12-6 curveball, changeup and slider in his repertoire. When it comes to his off-speed pitches, MLB.com wrote his curveball, which sits in the low 80s, is his No. 2 pitch, but it also wrote his changeup is relatively inconsistent.
Wolf also adjusted his arm slot from a high three-quarters angle to a three-quarters one, which has helped his fastball. That, plus the fact he has added 10 pounds and still has room to add another 15 pounds to his frame, according to MLB.com, which ranked him the No. 36 prospect.
"Wolf had shown arm strength before but has calmed down his delivery this spring," ESPN's Keith Law wrote when he ranked him the No. 47 draft prospect, "and still has plenty of projection left in his 6-2, 165-170-pound frame, needing work on more consistent secondary stuff."
Added MLB.com: "Scouts rave about his makeup, so he could continue to get better."
Earlier Monday, the Mets drafted another high school player from Texas: third baseman Brett Baty.