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The Mets select outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong 19th overall in the 2020 MLB Draft

The Mets got themselves one of the best prep bats in the draft.

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With the 19th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the Mets have selected outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong out of Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California.

Pete Crow-Armstrong is a classic case of a draft prospect that has a lot of pretty good tools that work well together rather than having one standout tool. One of the best defensive centerfielders in the entire draft, Crow-Armstrong is a plus runner with a plus hit tool to go along with his defensive acumen. The power that has been seen on the field so far has been more in the range of average to above average, but folks did notice that Pete had put on some muscle in 2020 which has given some hope that there is more in the tank than that.

In addition to the questions surrounding what his true raw power is right now, there are a couple of other considerations when drafting PCA. One is that he is a Vanderbilt commitment, so he is going to have a certain implied price tag to sign regardless of when he is actually drafted. Second, while he had performed well against advanced competition as an underclassman for the most part, he did struggle on the summer showcase circuit in 2019 which was one of the more recent extended looks that scouts and decision-makers got. His defensive floor give him the luxury of time when it comes to developing physically and at the plate, though, which is why even in a draft class that seems to be putting a premium on college players he is highly regarded.