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The consensus among baseball experts seems to be that the Mets had a nice draft... not great, not awful, but good. Personally, I like that they seemed to focus on drafting high-ceiling power hitters early, then shifted to fairly projectable pitchers later.

This reflects their internal needs, but it also reflects the current trend and economics of baseball, which is smart. How these kids pan out is a whole other story...

To learn more about their top picks, check out this series videos profiles we did for SNY.TV:

No. 1: OF Michael Conforto, Oregon State  >> Watch Here.

No. 2: SS Milton Ramos, American Heritage >> Watch Here.

No. 3: 3B Eudor Garcia, El Paso (Texas) CC >> Watch Here.

No. 4: RHP Josh Prevost, Seton Hall >> Watch Here.

The Mets have agreed to terms with Conforto on a deal that will be valued at $2,970,800 (Callis, June 19).

Conforto’s signing is important, not just because when he signs the Mets will have added a very good hitting prospect, but for who else the Mets might be able to sign from their draft class. In the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, which took effect between the 2011 and 2012 seasons, teams must manage their total cap amount to fit their players in. The Mets took few risks in terms of signability, and have managed their money in a very similar way to last year >> Read more about Alderson's draft signing strategy at SNY's Mets Minors.

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