June 15: The Mets have formally announced their deal with Kelenic. His bonus comes in shy of that initial report, checking in at $4.5MM, according to Jim Callis of MLB.com (Twitter link).
June 8: The Mets have agreed to terms with their top draft choice, Jarred Kelenic, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag (Twitter link). He’s expected to receive a bonus of around $5MM, per Fan Rag’s Robert Murray (via Twitter).
That number leaves the Mets with some leftovers to utilize on other drafted players. The sixth overall choice with which Kelenic was taken gave the team $5,525,200 of pool space to play with.
Kelenic, an outfielder from Wisconsin, entered the draft with a consensus supporting him as the best position-playing prospect from the high school ranks. Keith Law of ESPN.com was highest on him among prospect writers, listing Kelenic as the sixth-best player available overall.
Scouts value Kelenic both for his existing polish and his projectable tools. He’s seen as having five tools and the will to work to maximize them. If there’s a question, it seems, it’s whether he’ll be able to stick in center field over the long run, though his value doesn’t hinge entirely on his eventual defensive position.
3 days from now there’ll be a headline on this site.
Top Mets prospect Jarred Kelenic tripped on pebble. Broke both legs and tore his ACL while trying to catch himself. Out for next 2 seasons.
Heaven is playing MLB baseball. Hell is playing for the Mets. Its the lingering curse of Robert Moses.
Not two year. The headline would follow instead with: not expected to miss much time. Day to day. Precautionary mri to come.
Syndergaard and Cespedes both suffered setbacks .. I’ve never seen anything like it .. somehow, the Mets have managed to compile the most frail roster in the history of baseball .. same guys every year too
Have you seen all the Dodger injuries this year as well ? Unbelievable the amount of talent that’s on the DL.
Yoga will solve everything.
Or is that yogurt?
Wrong! The initial report will say scraped knee. Ten weeks later your report will be announced as new mri results indicate …
Happy for this kid, especially since I live in the same county as him. Good luck on your future baseball career.
This just in: Kelenic is called up to the show tomorrow due to the fact the team can’t get more then 3 hits a game.
At this point I think any high school players worth their salt could be better then the Mutts.
I doubt there’s been a signing – certainly not officially if at all – no one else is reporting this. Not a word locally or nationally. With a signing such as this, the local NY media and bloggers would be all over this story even when not officially announced. Twitter would also light up.
MLB Trade Rumors got a little ahead of themselves.
mlbtr has connections
mlbtr can break a story like this with min. info about it and be wrong and not be slamed because of what they report which is rumors opposed to the big media outlets in nyc and nation wide where if there wrong about the story they will here from everywhere
i hope your joking…as Jim Callis is pretty much gold standard for prospect talk
No, he isnt joking. He is a typical Mets fan. Somehow it manages to rain every day in Citi Field…and just there alone.
Hopefully, the scouts were right for once. Remember other Mets 5 tool guys- Alex Escobar, Alex Ochoa, Cesar Puello and Fernando Martinez?
Didn’t they play behind Tito Puente?
Or were they the horn section on Elvis Crespo’s “Suavemente”?