He went undrafted. Every single team said no.
Well all that this kid has done since then is lead all of the minor leagues in just about every batting category and was just called up by the Cincinnati Reds.
And oh yeah, my two sons played with him on their state championship baseball team
Luke knows what he’s doing. No other scouts had VanMeter ranked this high or even in their top ten.
The left-handed hitter was a .266 hitter across six Minor League seasons heading into 2019. But through the first four weeks, VanMeter is batting .346/.432/.757. He leads all Triple-A hitters in homers and tops the International League in slugging along with RBIs (31) and OPS (1.189). It's a marked improvement for VanMeter, who clubbed 11 long balls and drove in 45 runs for the Bats while hitting .253 in 98 games last year.
VanMeter went yard twice on a five-hit night against Norfolk on April 26. Three days later, he clubbed three homers and drove in eight runs at Toledo. The infielder entered Friday's contest in an 0-for-11 funk but left that behind with another loud night.”