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The New York Mets were on the line, saying they were going to draft the Ruston outfielder.
Wilson was selected in the third round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Friday with the 76th overall pick.
“It feels good, it’s a dream come true,” Wilson said. “(The Mets) were after me pretty heavy.
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Leckenby, who had a team-low 2.28 ERA as a freshman with the Cougars and made 25 appearances as a junior, said he is leaning toward coming back to school for his senior year.
“Finishing school and getting my degree is a top priority,” Leckenby said. “I have some decisions I need to make. But at (WSU) we have a great team bond and my roommate (Jason Monda) and I are really thinking about coming back. We have a chance to be a regional team next year.”
Leckenby could decide to sign with the Mets. It’s common for draftees to be offered compensation to cover whatever tuition and college costs a potential signee needs to finish school
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LJ would likely begin his career not far from his dad’s high school, playing for the Brooklyn Cyclones
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Church's fastball routinely sits in the 90-93 mph range, and he has reached 95 mph.
Church signed a letter of intent with the University of San Diego, but he is expected to sign with the Mets, who scouted Church heavily last summer and during the spring.
“We feel like he has a chance to be a solid middle-of-the-rotation starter," Mets vice president of amateur scouting and player development Paul dePodesta told reporters in New York. "It’s three pitches, all for strikes. We think he has a chance for a plus breaking ball. Could also log a lot of innings. Athletic. Works fast. Fits into our overall organizational pitching philosophy.”
Mets amateur scouting director Tommy Tanous watched Church allow five hits in a complete-game victory over Green Valley in the opening round of the Division I Sunrise Region tournament and was sold.
"It was a nice mix of stuff and command," Tanous told reporters in New York. "... I went back to see Andrew pitch in his high school playoffs and he was tremendous in that game
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# Mets 40th-rounder OF J.B. Woodman is a big # Mississippi signee, top 5 round talent, put out a $1M-plus price tag. # mlbdraft
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Deaconsaber wrote: John Manuel @ johnmanuelba # Mets 40th-rounder OF J.B. Woodman is a big # Mississippi signee, top 5 round talent, put out a $1M-plus price tag. # mlbdraft
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The Red Sox and second-round pick Teddy Stankewicz have agreed on a bonus of $1.1 million, pending a physical exam. His bonus is 11 percent less than the assigned $1,229,600 value for his No. 45 overall slot.
Stankewicz also was a second-rounder out of a Texas high school in 2012, when the Mets failed to offer him the full $680,400 for his No. 75 slot. Originally committed to Arkansas, he decided to attend Seminole State (Okla.) JC instead so he’d be draft-eligible this year. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound righthander added 25 pounds of strength this year and velocity to both his fastball (low 90s to 96 mph) and slider (up to 85). He would have joined the Razorbacks in 2014 if he hadn’t signed.