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Q&A with Mets 5th Round Pick Jack Leathersich

Leathersich was selected 162nd overall

With their 5th round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, the Mets selected left-hander Jack Leathersich out of UMass-Lowell. Inside Pitch caught up with Leathersich to talk about his draft day, his repertoire and why today -- most especially -- is personally important to him in the wake of a tragedy that shook that UMass-Lowell baseball team. Tell us, what is going through you mind right now after being selected by a team like the New York Mets? Jack Leathersich: I can't even really put it into words; I don't even know what to say. I was just sitting there waiting and when my name got picked it just didn't even seem like it was real. Childhood dream. I just want to thank (UMass Lowell head coach) Ken... Recommended Stories