With the No. 6 pick in this coming Monday's MLB Draft, the Mets will select Wichita State 3B Alec Bohm, predicts Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com.
The 21-year-old Bohm is hitting .339/.436/.625 with 16 HR, 14 doubles, and 55 RBI in 57 games (224 at-bats) this season for Wichita State, during what is his junior year.
"Bohm was viewed by consensus as a late first round pick three months ago but he has impressed a lot of people this spring," John Sickels wrote last month for Minor League Ball . "High-impact college bats with proven wooden bat records attached to a solid tool set and a chance to play third base are always in short supply. Bohm should go in the top half of the first round with current buzz he may go in the top five."
Most Mock Drafts have had the Mets taking Florida 3B Jonathan India, with the Phillies taking Bohm at No. 3. Mayo's Mock has the Phillies tabbing Oregon State 2B Nick Madrigal, with the Reds taking India at No. 5.
"India is as good as any right-handed bat in the draft, and what separates him from some others is his defensive potential," Tim Britton wrote. "A third baseman at Florida, he has the athleticism to play up the middle, especially for a franchise that's shown itself willing to sacrifice a little glove to get more bat in the lineup. New York can only hope India moves as quickly as the last bat it took in the first round, Michael Conforto."
India, 21, is hitting .362/.502/.723 with 17 HR, 11 doubles, three triples, 11 stolen bases, and 42 RBI in 57 games (188 at-bats) this season for Florida during what is his junior season.