As the Yankees and Mets make selections during ay 2 of the MLB Draft on Tuesday, learn about each player they selected. Rounds 3 through 10 are on Tuesday, and the draft concludes on Wednesday with the final 30 rounds.
METS -- Max Wotell (6-3, 180)
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Round 3, No. 88 overall
The lefthanded pitcher out of Marvin Ridge High School in North Carolina was ranked by Baseball America as the 143rd-best player in the draft. Wotell was 13-0 with a 0.57 ERA, striking out 136 in 72 innings. He allowed just 28 hits and 24 walks and was named the North Carolina Gatorade baseball player of the year. Wotell batted .417 with 21 RBIs. Baseball America notes the "natural life" on Wotell's fastball and his "good command." He reportedly throws in the low 90s. Wotell is committed to the University of Arizona. In an interview with impactbaseball.com, Wotell described himself as a "funky lefthander that just loves to compete!" He lists his favorite MLB player as White Sox ace Chris Sale. A rival high school head coach likened Wotell to Braves lefthander Alex Wood. "When he went out, it was over," the coach, Hal Bagwell told the Charlotte Observer. "He chewed us up. He's the real deal."
YANKEES -- Drew Finley (6-3, 200)
Round 3, No. 92 overall
The righthanded pitcher from Rancho Bernardo High School in California was ranked No. 60 in this year's draft by Baseball America. The publication mentions an "above-average curveball" in addition to "advanced feel and pitchability." Finley, whose fastball sits in the low 90s, struck out 20 hitters during a game in April. Born July 7, 1996, Finley is listed by Baseball America as one of the oldest high school pitchers in its Top 500. Finley was 8-1 with a 1.07 ERA in 10 games. He struck out 113 in 67 innings, allowing 27 hits and 17 walks.
METS -- David Thompson (6-1, 220)
Round 4, No. 119 overall
Thompson, a righthanded hitter, had injury issues early in his career with Miami but broke out in 2015 hitting .335 with 19 home runs, 15 doubles and 80 RBIs as a junior. The third baseman was ranked as No. 102 in this year's draft by Baseball America.
YANKEES -- Jeff Hendrix (6-0, 195)
Round 4, No. 123 overall
The junior from Oregon State hit .351 with six home runs, 14 doubles and five stolen bases. A lefthanded-hitting centerfielder, Hendrix was ranked No. 154 by Baseball America.
METS -- Thomas Szapucki (6-2, 190)
Round 5, No. 149 overall
The lefthanded pitcher from William T Dwyer High School in Florida was ranked No. 91 overall by Baseball America. He struck out 89 in 54 innings, allowing 20 hits and 27 walks with a 1.01 ERA. Baseball America notes Szapucki's "premium velocity" and "quality breaking ball."
YANKEES -- Chance Adams (6-0, 215)
The hardthrowing righthanded reliever hails from Scottsdale, Arizona, and is a junior at Dallas Baptist University in Texas. He struck out 83 in 59 innings with a 1.98 ERA, pitching exclusively in relief. Adams allowed 41 hits, 13 walks and a .196 batting average against, saving two games. He was a pitcher and third baseman at Chaparral High School, winning back-to-back state titles. Adams began his college career as a reliever, going 2-0 with a 5.40 ERA in 2013 as a freshman, but he moved to the rotation in 2014 where he was 4-4 with a 2.88 ERA.