The Mets select Kumar Rocker 10th overall in the 2021 MLB Draft. Rocker was broadly viewed as the top possibility in the 2021 draft class entering the season, yet a here and there junior season has cooled the publicity encompassing the 6-foot-5, 245-pound right-hander. In 20 beginnings for the Commodores this year, Rocker had a 2.73 ERA with 179 strikeouts and 39 strolls more than 122 innings.
Yet, similar to Jack Leiter, his vigorously advertised revolution mate, he appeared to wear out as the season went on and permitted at least five runs in five of his last 13 beginnings. That irregularity, joined with the way that his fastball dropped down to the low 90s from the get-go in the season, has made more concerns encompassing Rocker’s capacity to overwhelm as an expert, yet the chances are still genuinely acceptable thinking about that he has first class size and stuff (a mid-90s fastball, a mid-80s slider, and a low-80s fastball) and has flourished against tip top university rivalry.