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Q&A with Mets 37th Round Pick Juan Avena

Avena considers himself a versatile player

With their selection in the 37th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, the Mets selected first baseman Juan Avena out of Compton Community College. In this exclusive Draft Day Q&A, he talks about growing up in Compton, what kind of player he is, who he would compare himself to style-wise at the big league level, and more. What did it feel like to be selected by the New York Mets? Juan Avena: First of all it's an honor and a blessing; it's an organization with a lot of history. I'm out of words, and I don't know what to say because it's so overwhelming. I'm a Met! Tell us about your game a little. What type of player are you, and how do you see yourself... Recommended Stories