Mets Fans Are Upset After 2021 1st-Rounder Kumar Rocker Gets Drafted By The Rangers

Mets Fans Are Upset After Kumar Rocker Gets Drafted By The Rangers

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A year ago, the New York Mets selected Vanderbilt star Kumar Rocker with the 10th overall choice in the 2021 MLB Draft. Rocker was expected to come in and become a sensation, and his college tape gave everybody a ton of hype.

Unfortunately, the Mets didn’t offer Rocker a contract due to medical issues. Rocker fell to 10 in 2021 due to decreased velocity and teams being concerned about his arm. Then, the Mets waited all summer and decided not to offer Rocker a contract in one of the most puzzling moves of recent memory.

Rocker then joined Tri-City of the independent Frontier League. In five starts, he put together a 1-0 record with a 1.35 ERA.

Now, in the first round of the 2022 MLB Draft, Rocker heard his name called by the Texas Rangers at No. 3 overall.

Mets fans aren’t thrilled with Rocker going elsewhere and will always think of what could have been.

Is it a risk? Sure, but Rocker’s arm was deemed healthy last summer by the time the Mets passed on offering him a deal.

Want to hear another cool nugget? Rocker is reunited with former college teammate and young star pitcher Jack Leiter. The Rangers selected Leiter, son of Al Leiter, with the second overall choice in the 2021 MLB Draft.

The two stars are back together, and Mets fans will be going through pain whenever Kumar Rocker pitches against them at the big league level.