The Mets drafted Luis Guillorme, a shortstop from Coral Springs Charter High School, in the 10th round.
A native of Venezuela, Guillorme came to the United States as a teenager. He's a slick-fielding shortstop, following in the tradition of excellent Venezuelan shortstops.
He's one of the best defenders in the Draft class, and Mets director of amateur scouting Tommy Tanous said the Mets have paid attention to Guillorme for a while.
"We've had him work out in the past," Tanuous said. "We watched him play this spring. Really a fun guy to watch defensively."
Guillorme has plus range, a plus arm, and is capable of making every play asked of a shortstop.
Offensively, he makes a lot of contact with an inside-out swing. While he has minimal power and is a below-average runner, his glove will carry him as a professional.
Guillorme committed to play for the State Junior College of Florida.
Chris Iseman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less