The New York Mets drafted Jett Williams out of out of Rockwall-Heath High School in Texas with their second pick, 14th overall, in the first round of the 2022 MLB Amateur Draft on Sunday.
Williams is a 5-foot-8, 175-pound shortstop with electric hand speed who makes solid contact. He also possesses a solid understanding of the strike zone and owns plus speed.
Williams, who is committed to Division I Mississippi State, was pick in the $4.2 million dollar slot, and can earn that amount if he decides to sign with the Mets.
Due to size and ability to hit, MLB Draft experts have compared him to the Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve, who comes in at 5-foot-6, 165-pounds.
With the first name of Jett, Williams stole 24 bases, and slugged .411 with seven home runs, 41 RBI and 53 runs scored in his senior year of high school. He also shined in the Area Code Games, with the best players in the country competing in a five-day showcase while baseball scouts at the highest level evaluate them.
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