The New York Mets selected Sycamore High School outfielder Blaine McIntosh with the 388th pick in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball Draft, giving the Vanderbilt signee options for his baseball future.
McIntosh has until the first day of college classes in August to sign with the Mets. Staying with Vanderbilt would give McIntosh some time to hone his skills and re-enter the draft after his 21st birthday or after completing three years of college, whichever comes first.
The Mets minor-league system has nine teams, six of which are owned by the Mets and three are independently owned. If McIntosh signed, he would likely go to a team in the Rookie League or Class A.
The Mets finished the 2018 season with Baseball America’s 27th-ranked farm system.