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1997 New York Mets Draft Picks

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  • RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    16Geoff GoetzPHigh SchoolJesuit (Tampa,FL)HSHSFLYesP5-11165LL1979-03-03Pompton Plains,NJ
    1997-  1-   6-NYN
    AA1997-2006
    258Tyler WalkerPCollegeCaliforniaNCAA 1---CAYesP6-3237RR1976-05-15San Francisco,CA
    1997-  2-  58-NYN
    MLB2002-20101996-2011
    390Cesar CrespoSSHigh SchoolColegio Catolico Notre Dame (Caguas,PR)HSHSPRYes2B-OF5-11170BR1979-05-23Rio Piedras,PR
    1997-  3-  90-NYN
    MLB2001-20041998-2007
    4120Michael YancyOFHigh SchoolMorse (San Diego,CA)HSHSCAYesOF5-11195RR1979-03-26San Diego,CA
    1997-  4- 120-NYN
    A1997-2000
    5150Brian JenkinsCHigh SchoolPort St. Joe (Port St. Joe,FL)HSHSFLYesOF-C5-11210RR1978-10-11Panama City,FL
    1997-  5- 150-NYN
    AA1997-2003
    6180Matt LowePHigh SchoolWalhalla (Walhalla,SC)HSHSSCYesP6-4220RR1979-04-03Dayton,OH
    1997-  6- 180-NYN
    A1997-2001
    7210Rob WeslowskiPHigh SchoolMarcellus Central (Marcellus,NY)HSHSNYYesP6-2180RR1978-09-23Syracuse,NY
    1997-  7- 210-NYN
    A+1998-2001
    8240Vicente RosarioOFHigh SchoolGeorge Washington (New York,NY)HSHSNYYesOF5-9180RR1978-02-02La Vega,DR
    1997-  8- 240-NYN
    A-1999-2001
    9270Kenny MillerSSCollegeKentuckyNCAA 1---KYYesSS-3B5-11170RR1976-06-25Joliet,IL
    1997-  9- 270-NYN
    A+1996-1999
    10300Garrett Atkins3BHigh SchoolUniversity (Irvine,CA)HSHSCANo3B-1B6-3210RR1979-12-12Irvine,CA
    2000-  5- 137-COL
    MLB2003-20101999-2010
    11330John MangieriPCollegeSt. Francis (NY)NCAA 1---NYYesP6-2200RR1976-09-24Howard Beach,NY
    1997- 11- 330-NYN
    A+1997-2006
    12360Nick ManesspHigh SchoolNorth Moore (Robbins,NC)HSHSNCYesP6-4210RR1978-10-17Pinehurst,NC
    1997- 12- 360-NYN
    AAA1997-2010
    13390Eric CammackpCollegeLamarNCAA 1---TXYesP6-1180RR1975-08-14Nederland,TX
    1997- 13- 390-NYN
    MLB2000-20001995-2004
    14420Craig KuzmicCCollegeCypress CollegeCCCAA---CANo3B-C6-1195BR1977-05-02Torrance,CA
    1998-  8- 245-SEA
    AAA1998-2007
    15450Jeremy GuthriepHigh SchoolAshland (Ashland,OR)HSHSORNoP6-1200BR1979-04-08Roseburg,OR
    2002-  1-  22-CLE
    MLB2004-20172001-2017
    16480Mark ProctorSSHigh SchoolCourtland (Spotsylvania,VA)HSHSVAYes3B-SS6-3180RR1979-09-14Fredericksburg,VA
    1997- 16- 480-NYN
    Rk1997-1998
    17510Bobby HillSSHigh SchoolGainesville (Gainesville,GA)HSHSGAYesSS-2B5-9165LR1979-06-25Natchez,MS
    1997- 17- 510-NYN
    A+1997-2002
    18540Dominic Rich2BHigh SchoolLine Mountain (Herndon,PA)HSHSPANo2B5-10190LR1979-08-22Sunbury,PA
    2000-  2-  58-TOR
    AA1998-2005
    19570Nick RainsOFHigh SchoolCarroll (Fort Pierce,FL)HSHSFLYesOF-1B6-1170RR1978-08-12Fort Pierce,FL
    1997- 19- 570-NYN
    Rk1997-1998
    20600Jason Roach3BCollegeUNC WilmingtonNCAA 1---NCYesP-3B6-4198RR1976-04-20Kinston,NC
    1997- 20- 600-NYN
    MLB2003-20031997-2007
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    21630Jason BrettSSCollegeSouth Georgia CollegeNJCAA---GAYes2B-SS6-0175RR1977-04-28Milledgeville,GA
    1997- 21- 630-NYN
    A+1997-2000
    22660Marcellus PresleyOFHigh SchoolHiram W. Johnson (Sacramento,CA)HSHSCANoOF6-3200RR1978-06-24Sacramento,CA
    1998- 41-1238-SFN
    ---
    23690Seth DavidsonSSHigh SchoolUniversity of San Diego (San Diego,CA)HSHSCANoSS-2B6-0170BR1979-02-26San Diego,CA
    2001- 10- 314-SLN
    AA1998-2005
    24720Jason PhillipsCCollegeSan Diego StateNCAA 1---CAYesC-1B6-1180RR1976-09-27La Mesa,CA
    1997- 24- 720-NYN
    MLB2001-20071997-2008
    25750James MayfieldpCollegeJefferson State CCNJCAAFrALNoP6-7220RR1978-10-17Birmingham,AL
    1997- 25- 750-NYN
    A-2000-2001
    26780JD ArteagapCollegeMiamiNCAA 1---FLYesP6-3227LL1974-08-02Miami,FL
    1997- 26- 780-NYN
    AAA1995-2002
    27810Matt Ardizzone2BCollegeDelawareNCAA 1JrDENo2B5-8175BR1976-06-29Randolph,NJ
    1997- 27- 810-NYN
    Rk1998-1998
    28840Tony BrownOFHigh SchoolAlexis I. duPont (Greenville,DE)HSHSDENoOF6-1190BR1979-09-05Hockessin,DE
    2002- 18- 527-MON
    A2000-2003
    29870Jose Rijo-BergerOFCollegeLewis-Clark State CollegeNAIA---IDYesOF5-10190BR1975-02-28Aberdeen,WA
    1997- 29- 870-NYN
    A1997-1997
    30900Jason ShuckSSCollegeCarl Albert State CollegeNJCAA---OKYes2B-OF5-11165RR1979-01-29Midwest City,OK
    1997- 30- 900-NYN
    A+1997-1998
    31930Randy HamiltonpCollegeNorthern KentuckyNCAA 2JrKYYesP6-3190LL1978-04-08Covington,KY
    1997- 31- 930-NYN
    Rk1997-1997
    32960Jorge SantiagoSSCollegeMaristNCAA 1SrNYYesSS-2B5-10160RR1975-07-20Smithtown,NY
    1997- 32- 960-NYN
    A-1997-1997
    33990Shaun MikkolapHigh SchoolLargo (Largo,FL)HSHSFLYesP6-1190RR1979-08-03Clearwater,FL
    1997- 33- 990-NYN
    Rk1997-2000
    341020Barry PaulkOfHigh SchoolSouthridge (Miami,FL)HSHSFLNoOF5-10180LR1979-03-20Miami,FL
    2000- 36-1071-MIL
    A1998-2003
    351050Miguel MirandaSSHigh School- ()HSHS--NoSS-2B6-0175BR1979-06-10Santurce,PR
    2001- 21- 646-SFN
    A2000-2003
    361080Greg White1BCollegeJames MadisonNCAA 1---VANo1B-OF6-5220RR1976-02-17Chambersburg,PA
    1997- 36-1080-NYN
    A1999-2000
    381140Barry WichertpCollegeSeminole FloridaNJCAA---FLNoP6-1190LL1977-03-19Weatherford,OK
    1997- 38-1140-NYN
    ---
    391170Robert Scott2BCollegeCowley CollegeNJCAAFrKSNo2B6-0180LR1977-09-02---
    1997- 39-1170-NYN
    ---
    401200Randy KeislerpCollegeNavarro CollegeNJCAASoTXNoP6-3190LL1976-02-24Richards,TX
    1998-  2-  67-NYA
    MLB2000-20071998-2012
    411230David BenhamCCollegeLibertyNCAA 1---VANoC-1B6-2187RR1975-10-12Orlando,FL
    1998- 12- 355-BOS
    AA1998-2001
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    421257Dave LohrmanpCollegeRPINCAA 3---NYYesP6-6200RR1975-09-16East Amherst,NY
    1997- 42-1257-NYN
    AAA1997-2002
    431281David DeJesusofHigh SchoolManalapan (Englishtown,NJ)HSHSNJNoCF-LF6-0175LL1979-12-20Brooklyn,NY
    2000-  4- 104-KCA
    MLB2003-20152000-2015
    441304Kevin ZaugpHigh SchoolCarmel (Carmel,NY)HSHSNYNoP6-3190RR1978-12-15Bronx,NY
    1997- 44-1304-NYN
    Rk2000-2000
    451325Tony Valentine2BCollegeNew HampshireNCAA 1---NHYes1B-3B5-10180RR1975-01-15Stamford,CT
    1997- 45-1325-NYN
    A-1997-1998
    461345Jason Bowring3BCollegeRiverside CCCCCAA---CAYes3B-OF6-1190RR1977-05-10San Bernardino,CA
    1997- 46-1345-NYN
    A-1997-1998
    471364Tanner BrockpHigh SchoolLake Brantley (Altamonte Springs,FL)HSHSFLNoP6-3190RR1978-12-21Orlando,FL
    2001- 13- 396-CIN
    Rk1999-2002
    481382Matt WhiteheadpHigh SchoolAthens (Athens,TX)HSHSTXNoP6-1170RR1978-10-20Athens,TX
    1998- 35-1036-CHN
    ---
    491399Jeremy JacksonpCollegeMississippi StateNCAA 1---MSNoP6-4205LL1976-06-04Meridian,MS
    1998- 10- 287-KCA
    A1995-2000
    501416Mark MaberrypCollegeTennessee TechNCAA 1---TNYesP6-3200RR1974-07-31Cookeville,TN
    1997- 50-1416-NYN
    A+1994-2002
    511431Elvin CannonofHigh SchoolNorthland (Columbus,OH)HSHSOHNoOF6-4225RR1979-06-03Columbus,OH
    1997- 51-1431-NYN
    ---
    521445Mike TonisCHigh SchoolElk Grove (Elk Grove,CA)HSHSCANoC6-3220RR1979-02-09Sacramento,CA
    2000-  2-  44-KCA
    MLB2004-20041998-2004
    531459Mathias Fafard3BCollegeIndian River CCNJCAA---FLYes3B-2B6-1190RR1976-12-21Rockledge,FL
    1997- 53-1459-NYN
    Rk1997-1999
    541472Anthony SutterSSCollegeBrookdale CCNJCAA---NJNo1B-2B6-0185RR1978-02-26Staten Island,NY
    1997- 54-1472-NYN
    A2000-2001
    551483Brian KuklickpCollegeWake ForestNCAA 1---NCNoP6-4193RR1976-05-23Horsham,PA
    1997- 55-1483-NYN
    NCAA1995-1995
    561494Joshua TaylorSSCollegeCowley CollegeNJCAASoKSYes2B-3B5-9155RR1977-05-01Shawnee,OK
    1997- 56-1494-NYN
    A+1998-1999
    571505Clark LambertCCollegeLipscombNAIA---TNYesC6-0195RR1975-05-09Lewisburg,TN
    1997- 57-1505-NYN
    A+1997-1998
    581516Ryan LaMattinapCollegeSt. BonaventureNCAA 1---NYNoP6-2210LL1976-01-14Lake View,NY
    1998- 22- 660-COL
    A+1995-2002
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