Ryan Hutson started at first base in the GCL Mets opener yesterday. Hutson batted sixth and went hitless in four at bats.
The Mets drafted him in the 36th round in 2011 out of The University Of Texas At San Antonio where, in 2011, he hit .342 and had a .625 slugging percentage. That was comparable to his 2010 numbers of .348 (BA) and .641 (SP), and his 2009 numbers of .343 (BA) and .719 (SP).
My question: Why was a player with those consistent hitting stats not drafted until round 36?
2 thoughts on “Ryan Hutson”
Ryan never played in a summer wood bat/league and probably was never seen outside college games. His freshman year (summer) tweaked his knee and was told to rest it for 9 weeks;his soph (summer) he had emergency appedectomy 3 day before leaving for Texas Collegiate league and was down for 7 weeks;his junior (summer) year had to take summer classes due to an athletic advisor’s misguided class scheduling mistake – and coming from a second-tier (Southland) conference didn’t help. His 48 HR’s (school record) was set in spite of missing 20 games his senior year – thanks again to the athletic advisor (she’s no longer employed with the school.)
Way to go Phil, hope to see him play someday.
Jane’s cousin Jody