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New York Mets First Round Draft Picks

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The New York Mets first round draft picks include 67 players, with 28 being pitchers and 39 of those being drafted out of high school. The Mets have selected 17 outfielders, eight shortstops, six catchers, three third basemen, three first basemen and one second baseman in the first round of the MLB draft. Of the pitchers taken, the Mets have selected 19 right-handers and nine left-handers.

The Reds have drafted 28 college players with their first round selection, with the last being David Peterson in 2017. New York has selected first overall five times, with the team picking Steve Chilcott in 1966, Tim Foli in 1968, Darryl Strawberry in 1980, Shawn Abner in 1984 and Paul Wilson in 1994.

Year Player Pos School Pick Signing Bonus
1965 Les Rohr LHP West HS (MT) 2 $50,000
1966 Steve Chilcott C Antelope Valley HS (CA) 1 $75,000
1967 Jon Matlack LHP Henderson HS (PA) 4
1968 Tim Foli SS Notre Dame HS (CA) 1 $74,000
1969 Randy Sterling RHP Key West HS (FL) 4
1970 George Ambrow SS Long Beach Polytechnic HS (CA) 23 Did Not Sign
1971 Rich Puig 2B Hillsborough HS (FL) 14
1972 Richard Bangsten C Richwoods HS (IL) 13
1973 Lee Mazzilli OF Abraham Lincoln HS (NY) 14
1974 Cliff Speck RHP Beaverton HS (OR) 17
1975 Butch Benton C Godby HS (FL) 6 $30,000
1976 Tom Thurberg OF South Weymouth HS (MA) 13
1977 Wally Backman SS Aloha HS (OR) 16
1978 Hubie Brooks OF Arizona State University 3
1979 Tim Leary RHP UCLA 2
1980 Darryl Strawberry OF Crenshaw HS (CA) 1 $152,500
1980 Billy Beane OF Mount Carmel HS (CA) 23
1980 John Gibbons C MacArthur HS (TX) 24
1981 Terry Blocker OF Tennessee State University 4 $127,500
1982 Dwight Gooden RHP Hillsborough HS (FL) 5
1983 Eddie Williams 3B Hoover HS (CA) 4
1983 Stan Jefferson OF Bethune-Cookman College 20
1983 Calvin Schiraldi RHP University of Texas 27
1984 Shawn Abner OF Mechanicsburg Area HS (PA) 1 $150,500
1985 Gregg Jefferies SS Serra HS (CA) 20 $100,000
1986 Lee May OF Purcell Marian HS (OH) 21
1987 Chris Donnels 3B Loyola Marymount University 24
1988 Dave Proctor RHP Allen County CC 21
1989 Alan Zinter C University of Arizona 24 $123,000
1990 Jeromy Burnitz OF Oklahoma State University 17 $192,500
1991 Al Shirley OF George Washington HS (VA) 18 $245,000
1991 Bobby Jones RHP California State University, Fresno 36
1992 Preston Wilson SS Bamberg Ehrhardt HS (SC) 9 $500,000
1992 Chris Roberts LHP Florida State University 18 $365,000
1992 Jon Ward RHP Huntington Beach HS (CA) 30
1993 Kirk Presley RHP Tupelo HS (MS) 8 $900,000
1994 Paul Wilson RHP Florida State University 1 $1,550,000
1994 Terrence Long 1B Stanhope Elmore HS (AL) 20 $500,000
1994 Jay Payton OF Georgia Tech 29
1995 Ryan Jaroncyk SS Orange Glen HS (CA) 18 $850,000
1996 Rob Stratton OF San Marcos HS (CA) 13 $975,000
1997 Geoff Goetz LHP Jesuit HS (FL) 6 $1,700,000
1998 Jason Tyner OF Texas A&M 21 $1,070,000
2000 Billy Traber LHP Loyola Marymount University 16 $400,000
2000 Bobby Keppel RHP De Smet Jesuit HS (MO) 36 $895,000
2001 Aaron Heilman RHP University of Notre Dame 18 $1,508,705
2001 David Wright 3B Hickory HS (VA) 38 $960,000
2002 Scott Kazmir LHP Cypress Falls HS (TX) 15 $2,150,000
2003 Lastings Milledge OF Lakewood Ranch HS (FL) 12 $2,075,000
2004 Philip Humber RHP Rice University 3 $3,000,000
2005 Mike Pelfrey RHP Wichita State University 9 $3,550,000
2007 Eddie Kunz RHP Oregon State University 42 $720,000
2007 Nathan Vineyard LHP Woodland HS (GA) 47 $657,000
2008 Ike Davis 1B Arizona State University 18 $1,575,000
2008 Reese Havens SS University of South Carolina 22 $1,419,000
2008 Bradley Holt RHP U of North Carolina at Wilmington 33 $1,040,000
2010 Matt Harvey RHP U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 7 $2,625,000
2011 Brandon Nimmo OF Cheyenne East HS (WY) 13 $2,100,000
2011 Michael Fulmer RHP Deer Creek HS (OK) 44 $937,500
2012 Gavin Cecchini SS Barbe HS (LA) 12 $2,300,000
2012 Kevin Plawecki C Purdue University 35 $1,400,000
2013 Dominic Smith 1B Serra HS (CA) 11 $2,600,000
2014 Michael Conforto OF Oregon State University 10 $2,970,800
2016 Justin Dunn RHP Boston College 19 $2,378,800
2016 Anthony Kay LHP University of Connecticut 31 $1,100,000
2017 David Peterson LHP University of Oregon 20 $2,994,500
2018 Jarred Kelenic OF Waukesha West HS (WI) 6 $4,500,000

Hall of Fame

None

World Series Winners with Mets

Lee Mazzilli (1986), Wally Backman (1986), Darryl Strawberry (1986), Dwight Gooden (1986)

NL MVP Award Winners with Mets

None

NL Cy Young Award Winners with Mets

Dwight Gooden (1985)

Rookie of the Year Award with Mets

Jon Matlack (1972), Darryl Strawberry (1983), Dwight Gooden (1984)

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