The Mets have inked second-round draft pick J.T. Ginn, Tim Healey of Newsday reports on Twitter. He’ll receive a $2.9MM bonus, per Joe DeMayo of SNY.tv (Twitter link).
This puts a bow on the Mets’ 2020 draft class. The club had already inked their other five draftees, with its four selections after Ginn all going for well under the slot values attached to their picks.
The New York org needed every penny to reel in Ginn. He was taken 52nd overall, a position that came with a $1,403,200 pool allocation. Clearly, he wasn’t willing to turn pro for that amount.
Ginn, a draft-eligible sophomore out of Mississippi State, is working his way back from Tommy John surgery. But the Mets obviously feel the talent is compelling enough to roll the dice on a full recovery.
Most draft watchers graded Ginn as a first-round talent, in spite of the obvious risk. He was already selected there once before, but spurned the Dodgers back in 2018. Ginn is said by some to possess a potentially front-of-the-rotation arsenal — a big heater, compelling slider, and promising change-up — though others anticipate he’ll settle in more as a back-of-the-staff starter or late-inning reliever.
Ginn And Matt Allan were complete steals gotta give BVW credit for that
Allan was more of a steal imo signed for less and was rated higher but both very good gets
I’m not saying you are wrong. But Ginn is only lower bc he had TJS. He was once project to be a top 10 pick. If he comes back to form Mets have a steal.
The only steal is the amount of money this guy got. Kid had Tommy John this spring. Brodie gets fleeced again. It’s the Edwin Diaz trade all over again
BVW drafted 2 A drafts in a row. It doesn’t guarantee anything, but it’s a great way to stock the minors. The talent drafted is significant.
You want to make a list of All-Star quality pitchers who had TJ surgery? Let’s start with deGrom. Obviously there is some risk, but there are many many success stories as well. Some gain a little velo due to rehab and conditioning.
Stewart, McLain and Ginn’s gambles all paid off. But still kids, don’t decline millions out of high school.
McClian and Stewart havent been drafted tho
Carter Stewart at least got a lucrative deal in Japan though, and when it’s all said and done it’ll probably be more than his bonus and minor league pay would have been anyway
Stewart got 7 million in Japan and Mclain will be a top 10 pick next year.
Cue the jealous Marlins psycho.
Jealous? No. Psycho? Put it this way: I wouldn’t want to live next door to the little fella. He’s completely obsessed.
The Cano/Diaz trade sucked. Diaz can make it look somewhat less awful if he ever rebounds. The rest of what BVW has done, IMO, has been pretty solid. Unfortunately you can’t just look past the Cano deal…
True, that will always hurt him. But unlike most Mets fans. I think he is a good GM. That’s the only bad move he has done and it’s very bad but he I’ll make up for it watch.
Almost 50 million down the drain for Familia and Lowrie wasn’t a bad move? Kay and Woods-Richardson for Stroman wasn’t bad?
I don’t think the Stroman deal was bad. Kay is going to be 26 by the start of the 20-21 season and hasn’t proven to be anything special. SWR could be really good, or he could be a middle reliever. Jury is out. There’s a pretty good chance that whatever Stroman does the rest of his career is worth more WAR than either of those guys do in their entire careers.
I liked the Familia signing at the time, looked good to me. He had a terrible year. It happens. He did really well in a setup role with Oakland. Lugo-Familia-Diaz looked like an automatic six inning game. Every single GM will sign guys to contracts that end up looking bad. I can’t fault him when I myself thought it was good at the time.
The Lowrie signing, I didn’t really understand the need. Seemed like good depth but maybe unnecessary. I would definitely put it in the “not a good move” category, but I don’t think it’s a particularly big deal, either.
They weren’t bad moves bc nobody saw them doing bad…… and in terms of value the stroman trade wasn’t bad….. how could he see Syndergaard getting hurt and COVID coming… the only bad trade/FA signing that was bad from the start is the Diaz/cano one
It doesn’t matter what you thought of the signings. Familia was awful and Lowrie barley played. Thats 50 million dollars wasted and whatever surplus they took on from the Cano trade. Idc about Kay but losing Woods-Richardson is bad. He has more value than whats left of Stromans control easily. Funny thing is before Kelenic was included in the deal, there were rumors of McNeil being talked about for Cano. It shows how incompetent Brodie is and his poor idea of value. JD Davis doesn’t wash out the bad he has done.
Problem is the Mets don’t get whatever Stroman does the rest of his career. They get what he does in 2020.
No you are wrong. Lowrie and familia were good deals when they happened…. nobody saw them doing this bad… and the stroman trade isn’t bad either…. Brodie was trying to compete in 2020 and didn’t see COVID coming of Syndergaard getting hurt. The Mets could have been a very dangerous team in 2020. You don’t keep a 18 year old when your trying to win in 2020 and stroman could have helped us.. this only bad move was Kelenic for cano/Diaz.
Afk711 you are absolutely right.
I am starting to wonder if some of these constant supporters of BVM being great and looking past the obvious facts as you post are trolls for the Mets and or BVM and or family and friends of BVM
I’ve been saying this for his entire tenure since that trade. He made a splash and it was mainly a roster/salary dump of players on the 25 man roster holding up spots for other useful talent, and most of all was for Diaz. They didn’t know alonso would be anything other than a DH, Smith was overweight, Cabo was a thought at first while also holding down second and coming off a good second half of a season. Yes expensive but somewhat overdone due to the lower price and control of Diaz, the debatable best rp in the league the year before and the position of great need at the time for the Mets. They gave up a lot, but Dunn might not be anything special and kelenic has not seen a mlb pitch yet. So let’s hold off. Diaz does well this season and next and cano bats .280 or so and I’m very happy with that trade. And, most I’ve everything else he has done (alonso in April, degrom deal which is an insane steal, not trading mcneil, Stroman deal can be very valuable, Davis, all the draft picks, not over spending on wheeler, etc)
A rare balanced comment on the Canó/Díaz trade on this site. Thank you.
Now they just need to sign Chris Tonic