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Mets add righty Meisner in third round

Mets add righty Meisner in third round


Casey Meisner is a rare Texas pitcher who remains projectable. The Mets drafted the lanky right-hander out of Cypress Woods High School with the 84th pick in the third round on Friday.

Meisner is listed at 6-foot-7, 185 pounds, and has a fastball that's touched 94 mph while typically sitting at around 90 mph. But as Meisner continues to mature and develop, scouts expect that fastball to hit 94 mph consistently, rather than only occasionally.

He also throws a solid curveball and changeup, both of which are capable of becoming quality Major League offerings in the future.

"An extremely projectable young man," said Tommy Tanous, the Mets' director of amateur scouting. "A strike thrower with a three-pitch mix, the curveball being a big part of his arsenal."

Meisner has clean arm action, but does struggle to repeat his delivery, which affects his command and velocity. But for a pitcher of his size, that's not necessarily uncommon.

Meisner is signed on to play for Texas Tech in the event he doesn't end up signing with the Mets.

Chris Iseman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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