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Mets VP of Amateur Scouting and Player Development Paul dePodesta on first-round pick Dominic Smith.

Opening Remarks

We're thrilled that we were able to get Dominic tonight. He was a guy that we had followed his last summer. But even before that, our area scout had known?Dominic since he was about 12 yrs old, so he was a guy we were really focused on throughout the year. We were really hopeful that he was going to get to us. We think we have a very, very good player - an all around player.

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At ESPNNY, Mets VP for Scouting and Player Development Paul DePodesta discussed the state of the Mets' farm system.

Remember, whenever you see quotes from a team official, here, or at ESPNNY, or anywhere else, discussing their own prospects, to apply a filter.

 

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Paul DePodesta, the Mets VP of Player Development and Amateur Scouting did a chat over at Baseball Prospectus yesterday. The whole thing is well worth a read, especially if you're a regular around here. He talked about Zack Wheeler (who just needs consistency) and Jordany Valdespin (who will primarily play middle infield in Buffalo), but these answers seem particularly timely.

Under the Radar Prospects

Harry (Nyc): Who are under the rader prospects Mets fans should keep a eye on this coming season ? Thanks Harry

Paul DePodesta:?Domingo Tapia?and?Rafael Montero. Both guys have a chance to emerge as our next group of top tier potential ML starting pitchers. They both have power stuff (Tapia routinely touched 100mph last summer), and both pound the strike zone.

Tapia was my #14 Mets prospect headed into this year, while Montero was #38.
Minor League, specifically Savannah, assignments
Nick (Lynbrook, NY): What was the reasoning behind the decision to both place?Michael Fulmer?on the Savannah roster and keep?Brandon Nimmo?back in extended spring training? Will Fulmer be on a strict innings limit? I'm guessing we will see Nimmo in Brooklyn?

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