Over the past year and a half, Joey Bart has blossomed into one of the best amateur prospects in all of professional baseball and in less than a month will be selected in the MLB Draft.
Georgia Tech catcher Joey Bart has been on quite the ride over the past year and a half. The Buford, Georgia native has seen himself become one of the top prospects in all of baseball ahead of next month’s MLB Draft and is making a strong case to be the highest selection in Georgia Tech baseball history.
With less than a month to go till the draft, it appears that Bart is destined to be a top-10 pick and while every team in the top-10 has shown interest in Bart, it appears two teams have become the main center of attention in drafting the Tech catcher. Let’s take a look at where four different mock drafts have Bart going next month.
According to FanGraphs, Giants scouts have been flocking to see Bart over the last few months and it appears as though they have made him their primary focus with the second overall pick. If Bart does get selected second overall, he will be the highest Georgia Tech player ever selected. The Giants for years had Buster Posey behind the plate but with the former MVP aging and moving to first, the Giants could tab Bart to be their next catcher especially if he can rise fast through the San Francisco system.
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Perfect Game has the New York Mets making Bart their first-round selection come June with the sixth overall pick. The Mets have been looking for their catcher of the future for years and Bart may just be the answer. The Mets have a great history at catcher including Gary Carter and Mike Piazza, perhaps one day Bart could join them.
Callis says the Giants appear to be deciding between Bart and Florida right handed pitcher Brady Singer. He ultimately gave the nod to Bart being the selection.
Sporting News is another site that has the New York Mets. As Perfect Game pointed out in their mock draft, the Mets’ may be Bart’s floor in the draft as each team in the top-6 has shown interest in Bart so far.