According to ESPN New York, the Mets will have the 12th pick in next June's first year player draft.
Want to know who the last player was to be picked 12th overall by the Mets? That would be our old friend, Lastings Milledge.
In case you're wondering, there is one positive about the Mets' record this season. Due to the fact that the Mets finished in the bottom half of the overall standings, the first round pick is protected. That means the Mets can go out and sign a Type A free agent this offseason without worrying about losing that pick in the 2012 draft.
If Jose Reyes was to leave and sign with another team this winter, the Mets would also gain two additional draft picks.
Whoever the Mets sign next year, I hope they make that young man well aware of the no high-fiving fans rule.