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Mets, Yankees Could Land One Of These Players In 1st Round Of Draft

June 04, 2018 - 3:19 pm
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By WFAN.com

The MLB draft is Monday night. Here's a look at some of the names being linked to the Mets, who own the sixth overall pick, and Yankees, who draft 23rd, in online mock drafts.

METS

Alec Bohm, 3B, Wichita State
The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder shot up draft boards this spring after enjoying a strong season with the Shockers. Considered one of the most impressive college hitters in this draft, he batted .339 with 16 homers and 55 RBIs this past season. Lacking the quickness and range to be a particularly solid defensive player, Bohm could very well end up at first base.

Jarred Kelenic, OF, Waukesha HS (Wis.)
The 6-foot-1 194-pounder is considered a potential five-tool player. He is said to be one of the top pure hitters in the draft. And he's a lefty. But will he still be there at No. 6?

Jonathan India, 3B, Florida
Scouts say the 6-foot-1, 185-pound right-handed hitter is one of the most complete hitters in the draft, and he's also a good defensive player who projects to remain at third base in the pros. India entered Monday batting .364 with 18 home runs and 45 RBIs for the Gators.

Matt Liberatore, LHP, Mountain Ridge HS (Ariz.)
The 6-foot-5, 200-pounder isn't considered a power pitcher -- he can hit 96 mph on the gun but his fastball generally registers at 91-92 mph. He, however, has a nasty 12-6 curveball as well as a decent slider and changeup. MLB.com compares him to Jon Lester.

YANKEES

Brice Turang, SS, Santiago HS (Calif.)
Projected a year ago to be a possible first overall pick, Turang's stock fell some while under the microscope. However, the 6-foot-1, 165-pound left-handed hitter is thought to be one of the best pure hitters in the draft and also offers very good speed and defense. His power hitting, however, is a question mark. 

Logan Gilbert, RHP, Stetson    
The 6-foot-5 195-pounder comes from the same college that produced Corey Kluber and Jacob deGrom. Gilbert, 21, has a mid-90s fastball, slider, curve and changeup. With the Hatters this season, he had an 11-1 record and 2.52 ERA and struck out 157 batters in 107 innings.

Ryan Rolison, LHP, Mississippi  (Mayo)
The 6-foot-2 192-pounder is one of the best curveballs in the draft and his fastball hits the mid-90s. He was considered one of the most polished pitchers coming out of high school in 2016, but was set on attending Ole Miss, causing him to fall into the 37th round to the Padres. He is 10-4 with a 3.70 ERA for the Rebels this season.

Tristan Casis, 1B/3B, American Heritage (Fla.) 
Casas is one of the top power-hitting prospects in this draft, but there are question marks about his consistency at the plate. He could be headed for the University of Miami if he's not satisfied with his draft position.