Some good news in a sea of bad baseball news: the New York Metropolitans have signed former Boston College outfielder Joe Suozzi as an undrafted free agent. Typically a 40 round marathon, the Major League Baseball Draft was shortened to just 5 rounds due to the suspended (hopefully not cancelled—shout out to the greediest ownership in sports) season.
Suozzi made the most of his COVID-abbreviated senior season, knocking in 16 runs while batting .414 and slugging .638 over 15 games. Unrecruited out of high school, the Long Island native made the BC roster through a walk-on tryout in 2017. He became a starter in the middle of his sophomore season, and batted .282 with 3 home runs and 18 RBIs as a junior. Suozzi committed just one error in 88 career games, made the 2019 ACC All-Tournament Team, and was elected co-captain for his senior season.
Clearly Suozzi has what it takes to rise up through an organization, and I feel confident that he will surpass Tim Tebow within the Mets system in the coming years. Congratulations Joe!
Just a quick note to Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen:
The Mets recently had another Eagle by way of Long Island in Justin Dunn. You traded him, along with your best outfield prospect, for your former client (and very expensive, aging second baseman) Robinson Cano and a shaky closer. Please don’t do that again.