FLUSHING, N.Y., June 28, 2019 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has signed RHP Matt Allan from Seminole High School (FL), the 89rd overall pick of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft.
Allan, 18, was listed by ESPN as the best high school pitcher in the draft and he was ranked as the 13th-best prospect by MLB.com. Baseball America had Allan as the top ranked high school pitcher in the draft the 16th-best prospect in the entire draft.
The 6-3, 225-pounder pitched a perfect game with 17 strikeouts in the Florida district semifinals to help send Seminole to the region tournament. He struck out eight and hit a go-ahead homer in the state region final to put Seminole in the state finals, which they eventually won.
The Mets have signed 26 of their draft picks, including three of the top 36 prospects in the entire draft according to MLB.com and three of the top 55 prospects according to Baseball America.