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Re: 2019 NYM Draft: Round 3, Pick 89: RHP Matthew Allan

Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:06 am

Elster 21 wrote:If he was willing to sign for $2.5M, why didn't any other team know this and take him at the back of round 1 or early round 2? I still just don't understand how this happened, unless he just completely changed his mind after round 2 about going to college (or bluffed too hard to get his bonus higher) and then let teams know before round 3 he would still consider 2.5 and only the Mets were willing to punt rounds 4-10?


That's my thinking. He may have tried to push for 4 and failed. If he'd asked for 3, there's a good chance he gets taken in the first round and not be a met right now, but it's pure speculation.

He wouldn't be the first guy to ask for more than teams wanted to spend and end up getting less.

Re: 2019 NYM Draft: Round 3, Pick 89: RHP Matthew Allan

Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:32 pm

Jim Callis
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5m5 minutes ago

Matt Allan's deal with @Mets is official, $2.5 mil bonus is 3rd-highest ever for 3rd rd, behind Hudson Head ($3 mil, 2019) & Matt Purke ($2.75 mil, 2011). Florida HS RHP, @MLBPipeline's top-rated prep arm in @MLBDraft, 92-95 up to 97 mph w/fastball, power curve. Florida recruit.



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Re: 2019 NYM Draft: Round 3, Pick 89: RHP Matthew Allan

Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:35 pm

Terrific news. Can anyone give us some comparable players? Maybe Hugh and low end.

Re: 2019 NYM Draft: Round 3, Pick 89: RHP Matthew Allan

Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:39 pm

Did we know Allan is a Boras client?

Re: 2019 NYM Draft: Round 3, Pick 89: RHP Matthew Allan

Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:08 am

sluger11787 wrote:Did we know Allan is a Boras client?

I read that when he was drafted. Which actually gave me some confidence. They must have known they had it in the bag.
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