LF Raphael Gladu, 16th round (487th overall) - New York Mets - Signed - $10,000

With their 16th round pick (487th overall), the New York Mets selected infielder Raphael Gladu.

Hometown: Trois-Rivieres, Que. 

Bats/Throws: Left/Right

Height/Weight: 6’2’ 190 pounds. 

School: Louisiana Tech University

Coach: Lane Burroughs.  

Previous Schools: Galveston College

Previous Coaches: Chris Joblin.  

Scout: Claude Pelletier

Twitter Handle: @RaphaelGladu

2017 season at Louisiana Tech:  Batted .378 to lead the team with 19 doubles, two triples, eight homers and 55 RBIs. Had a 1.018 OPS in 56 games.
2016 season at Louisiana Tech: Played in 56 games, making 45 starts … Registered team-highs with a .339 batting average and .429 on-base percentage … Totaled 12 doubles, two triples and two home runs, as well as 29 RBI and 81 total bases … Drew 23 walks, with a team-low 17 strikeouts in 174 at-bats … Had a season-high five hits in a conference tournament win over Charlotte … In the first two days of the conference tournament combined to go 9-of-11 at the plate with four RBI … For the Conference USA Tournament as a whole, went 14-for-23 at the plate … Had multiple hits in three consecutive games on two different occasions during the season … Had doubles in three straight games during the first month of the season … Had 14 multi-hit games … Had three games where he registered four or more hits.

2014-15 seasons with the Galveston Whitecaps … Hit .351 as a sophomore while totaling 33 RBIs, 18 doubles, three home runs and 14 stolen bases … Helped lead Galveston to a 30-win season in 2015 one year after posting a .348 average as a freshman.

Honours 2016: Named second team all-Louisiana … Named to the Conference USA all-Tournament team … Named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Bob Elliott