Per Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com, the New York Mets and their 2020 first round pick Pete Crow-Armstrong have agreed to a deal. The speedy outfielder signed for the full slot value of $3,359,000.
The Los Angeles native was selected as the 19th overall pick and was committed to Vanderbilt before signing with the Mets.
“All spring, I called him the left-handed magician in center field,” – New York Mets V.P. of amateur scouting Tommy Tanous.
“He was one of the kids you saw last summer, one of the rare kids that you would watch batting practice and watch him play defense,” Tanous said. “He had such a knack for the ball. He would fool around in center field, catching balls between his legs and kind of showing off. When I see a defensive player — whether it’s a shortstop, a catcher or a center fielder — who likes to show their tools and likes to show off in pregame while he is getting his work done, I know you have a pretty advanced defensive player.”
Anthony DiComo reports that this leaves the Mets with approximately $2.6M, which should be enough to sign second round pick J.T. Ginn (RHP).
Source & quotes: Mets.com