The New York Mets have grabbed a couple of Missouri pitchers in baseball’s amateur draft. The Mets picked DeSmet high school’s Bob Keppel with a sandwich pick between the first and second round, 36th overall. In the third round the Mets selected Central Missouri State’s Josh Reynolds, a native of Holt’s Summit. Keppel’s DeSmet teammate, Bob Zimmermann, was taken in the 14th round by the Colorado Rockies. Zimmermann was 10-1 as a high school senior. Two players from the University of Missouri were drafted on day one. Nick Wilfong went to San Francisco in the 8th round, and the Cardinals took 3rd baseman Landon Brandes, from Knob Noster, in round 20.The Royals used the 4th overall pick on left handed pitcher Mike Stodolka, from Centennial High School in Corona, California. Stodolka won all ten of his starts this year, allowing 24 hits in 52 innings, with 27 walks and 111 strikouts. Kansas City selected catchers with its next two picks. The Cards had two first rounders, and took high school outfielder Shaun Boyd, and pitcher Blake Williams from Southwest Texas State.
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