The first round of the MLB Draft starts tonight, and SB Nation's John Sickels has set the stage with this mock draft. Here's what he says about the Mets:
7) Mets: Justin O'Conner, C, Cowan HS, Muncie, Indiana: The Mets were linked with conservative college choices for weeks, but latest rumors have Justin O'Conner leaping up the draft board, assuming he's willing to sign for slot money. These rumors are strong and persistent. Zach Cox, the other main candidate, is putting out "I want an above-slot bonus" vibes.
And what of the Yankees?
32) Yankees: Jedd Gyorko, INF, West Virginia: The Yankees could use a bat that should be ready for the major leagues quickly, while continuing to invest money in Latin America for big-ticket players. Nick Castellanos is a possibility if they want to spend more money, and there's a chance that a different high school guy like Drew Vettleson, Tony Wolters, or Kendrick Perkins could pop up. If they want a pitcher, Matt Harvey's upside remains high.
For more on these teams, check out Amazin' Avenue and Pinstripe Alley.