For years, the Mets' 2011 draft stood out mostly for the blunder the team seemingly made in the first round, selecting outfielder Brandon Nimmo at No. 13, one pick before the Marlins took Jose Fernandez. No more. The '11 draft proved the foundation of the Mets' improbable return to the postseason, a return they ensured Saturday by defeating the Phillies, 5-3, to clinch not only a wild card, but also home-field advantage for the wild-card game.
How the New York Mets drafted their way to the postseason
Fox Sports | Oct 2