New York Mets Draft History

All tables below are based on the amount of WAR each player produced during their first seven seasons in Major League Baseball. The WAR totals for each draft class include both Pitching and Hitting WAR, but excludes any player that did not sign with their drafting team. The total WAR also reflects the total value the drafted player provided, not just the value to his drafting team.

*Data accurate through 2019 season.

Top Five Draft Classes

1982New York Mets61.4
2010New York Mets50.0
2001New York Mets39.6
1980New York Mets35.0
1983New York Mets34.2

Bottom Five Draft Classes

1997New York Mets-3.0
1988New York Mets-1.0
1974New York Mets-0.4
1975New York Mets-0.3
1984New York Mets-0.1
This list excludes any season past 2010, since those draft classes have a multitude of active players.

Top Five Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
198215Dwight Gooden43.1
2001138David Wright34.8
20109272Jacob deGrom33.7
196714Jon Matlack29.5
198011Darryl Strawberry29.0
List made from top five WAR values alone.

Five Biggest Busts

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
196611Steven ChilcottNo MLB Experience
198411Shawn Abner-1.3
196811Tim Foli4.1
196512Les Rohr0.2
197912Tim Leary4.6
List made from first round picks that produced less than 5.0 WAR in their first seven seasons and ordered by lowest overall pick.

Top Five Value Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
198113315Lenny Dykstra25.4
196524620Steve Renko12.1
200613394Daniel Murphy11.4
200818554Collin McHugh11.3
196814301John Milner9.6
List made from top five WAR values where a player was drafted outside of the first ten rounds.

Top Five Unsigned Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
198112289Roger Clemens43.7
196619361Ron Cey26.7
1968585Burt Hooton23.4
199213357Darin Erstad22.4
198627682John Olerud20.5
List made from top five WAR values where a player did not sign with the team.

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