As the Yankees and Mets make selections during ay 2 of the MLB Draft on Tuesday, learn about each player they selected.
METS -- Max Wotell (6-3, 180)
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.