The Mets selected high school 3B Brett Baty 12th overall in the 2019 MLB Draft, and according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo, they expect he will sign with the team.
A 19-year-old from Spicewood, Texas, Baty is listed at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds. He has the ability to play both corner infield positions as well as the outfield.
After passing a physical, the deal for Baty can be signed, with the $4.366 million slot value not likely to be fully fulfilled. The Mets expect to save some money when he inks the dotted line, and that works in their favor for another draft pick they are hope will sign as well.
Matthew Allan, the Mets' third-round pick, is a first-round talent that many passed over due to his commitment to Florida. Allan, according to DiComo, is said to have an asking price somewhere between $3 and $4 million, and will attend Florida if that price is not met.
As DiComo notes, the Mets targeted four-year college players with their next seven picks after Allan, hoping to sign them at a lower cost and save money to entice Allan to sign, which the team remains confident in their ability to achieve, sources told DiComo.
Currently, the Mets have signed 18 of their 40 picks in the 2019 MLB Draft.