07/21/2008 2:49 AM
For the first time ever, the Mets' top three picks of the 2008 draft are all playing ball in Brooklyn for the Cyclones. First rounders Ike Davis and Reese Havens, along with supplemental round pick Brad Holt, give the Cyclones one of its most talented teams ever, and give fans the chance to see some of baseball's future stars.
Davis, the 18th overall selection, is a power-hitting first baseman out of Arizona State University, who hit .385 with 16 home runs and 76 RBI for the Sun Devils this year. Ike was a 2008 Collegiate Baseball First Team All-American, and a Golden Spikes Award semifinalist.
Havens, the 22nd overall selection, is a slick-fielding, hard-hitting shortstop, out of the University of South Carolina, who hit .359 with 18 home runs and 57 RBI for the Gamecocks this year. Reese was a third-team All-American, and was also a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award.
Holt, the 33rd overall selection, is an ace starting pitcher, out of UNC Wilmington, who went 11-1 with a 3.18 ERA for the Seahawks this year, and won his last 11 decisions in a row. Holt struck out 95 batters in 93.1 innings, and was a third-team All-American.
- 10 of the Mets' top 16 picks are currently playing in Brooklyn, with new stars on the rise every night. so get your tickets to see the Cyclones this season, and see the future of baseball, right here in Brooklyn.