I recently had the privilege in talking with the Mets 2011 10th round draft pick, RHP Matt Budgell?from Woodbridge HS in Irvine, Cal. ?The 18-year old Budgell is listed at 6'2, 150 lbs. ?He official signed on July 3 for $225,000. ?That was the second highest signing bonus of players drafted in the 10th round.
Budgell is currently pitching for the GCL Mets, where he has appeared in five games, one as a starting pitcher. ?He has pitched 10 innings, giving up 10 hits and five earned runs. ?He has struck out eight and walked two.