Monday, February 20, 2012

Sickels - Gant a sleeper

John Sickels of Minor league ball completed a post on the 2011 draft sleepers from rounds 21+.  The Mets didn't have any players in a separate post on rounds 10-20.  Sickels selected 21st rounder John Gant and this is what he had to say about the young right handed pitcher...

John Gant, RHP, New York Mets: A 21st round pick from high school in Wesley Chapel, Florida, Gant is originally from New York and signed for a reasonable $185,000 bonus. Lanky at 6-4, 190, Gant has an average fastball that should/could get faster along with a curveball and changeup. Like Trent Higginbotham and Joey Maher (see below), he didn't cost an enormous sum to sign, but has considerable upside. source Minor League Ball