Ryan Hutson started at first base in the GCL Mets opener yesterday. Hutson batted sixth and went hitless in four at bats.
The Mets drafted him in the 36th round in 2011 out of The University Of Texas At San Antonio where, in 2011, he hit .342 and had a .625 slugging percentage. That was comparable to his 2010 numbers of .348 (BA) and .641 (SP), and his 2009 numbers of .343 (BA) and .719 (SP).
My question: Why was a player with those consistent hitting stats not drafted until round 36?