Mets Sign 2020 Second-Round Draft Pick Isaiah Greene

Lou DiPietro
June 25, 2020 - 2:49 pm
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The first newcomer to the Big Apple via the MLB Draft is official.

The New York Mets announced Thursday afternoon that they have signed outfielder Isaiah Greene, whom they selected with the No. 69 overall pick in the compensation portion of the second round of the 2020 MLB Draft earlier this month.

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The Mets did not release terms of the deal, but MLB.com insider Jim Callis and the MLB.com Draft Tracker report that Greene’s signing bonus was $850,000, a shade under the $920K allotted to that slot in the draft.

Greene, 18, was the No, 49-ranked prospect by Baseball America and No. 62 on MLB Pipeline’s list, with the Mets' release touting that his best tool is his speed – “grading out at a 65 on the 20-80 scouting scale according to MLB.com” with “a 6.48-second 60-yard dash time that ranked in the 99th percentile among potential 2020 draftees recorded by Perfect Game.”

You can read more about Greene here from our WFAN Draft coverage.

Greene is officially aboard, and Callis and MLB.com have previously reported, although unconfirmed by the team, that the Mets have also signed third-rounder Anthony Walters ($20K bonus), fourth-rounder Matthew Dyer ($350K bonus), and fifth-rounder Eric Orze ($20K bonus).

All four signings represent savings (some more significant) at those allocated slots, which means the Mets have roughly $6 million in draft pool allowance to sign their top two picks, outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong and LHP J.T. Ginn, whose draft slots allocate $4.76 million worth of bonuses.

The Mets are reportedly close to a deal with first-rounder Crow-Armstrong, and under these numbers could offer a significantly over-slot bonus to get the prep star to turn pro

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