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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.

Tags: Draft , Toby Hyde
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