L.T. Struble, a 2014 Hammonton High School graduate, has signed with the New York Mets.
The signing was included in The Associated Press’ listing of sports transactions Sunday.
On Wednesday, the Mets selected him in the 29th round (868th overall) of the Major League Baseball draft, and Struble told The Press that night he planned to sign with the club Friday.
Playing as a fifth-year senior for Felician University, an NCAA Division II program in North Jersey, Struble hit a team-leading .361 (70 for 194) with seven doubles, four triples and four home runs this year. The left-handed hitter stole 42 bases on 50 attempts.
“I’ve always been a gritty player,” he said Wednsday. “I hope to bring some experience to the other younger guys and continue to move up with those guys.”(tncms-asset)5257eb1e-5a2a-11e9-8026-00163ec2aa77(/tncms-asset)
The Mets did not announce where in their organization Struble will begin his pro career.