The Mets signed all but three of their first 28 picks. The only ones in the first round the team did not come to terms with were hard-throwing righties, Damien Magnifico (5th Rd) and David Buchanan (6th rd).
Again, Rudy Terrasas:
I was very into both of those guys. With Magnifico, he decided to go to college. He was a power right-handed pitcher, really a one-pitch guy. He’d flash you pretty good breaking ball, but he wasn’t as polished as Dotson or Matz. I’ll tell you what, he had a good arm. He just shut the door on us, and said he wanted to go to school.
The Buchanan kid, sometimes negotiations take a turn for the worse, and we just couldn’t meet his demands.