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Big lefty Wieck drafted by Mets in Round 7


The Mets' seventh-round pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft was, quite literally, a big one.

Left-handed pitcher Brad Wieck, who just wrapped up his junior season with Oklahoma City University, stands at 6-foot-9 and 240 pounds. His selection (No. 205 overall) comes two rounds after the Mets took 6-foot-8, 220-pound Seton Hall hurler Josh Prevost.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 1 p.m. ET.

Wieck's collegiate journey has been a bit of a whirlwind. He originally planned to go to the University of New Mexico following his graduation from San Jacinto Christian Academy in Amarillo, Texas, but Tommy John surgery derailed those plans.

Instead, Wieck ended up at Frank Phillips College for his 2012 season before moving on to Cisco College -- both community colleges in Texas -- for '13.

At one point, Wieck was committed to Texas Tech, but he never ended up playing for the Red Raiders. He wound up at Oklahoma City, where he had a knack for putting up big strikeout numbers -- 118 in 69 2/3 innings.

While nine of his 15 appearances this spring were starts, Wieck did collect five saves in six relief appearances. He also posted a 3.23 ERA and limited opposing batters to a .218 batting average.

The Wieck college tour ultimately improved his Draft stock significantly. The Phillies picked him in the 29th round of the 2012 Draft after his year at Frank Phillips.

Tim Healey 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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