Regional matchups and Mets' choices

Updated: June 3, 2010, 1:31 PM ET
By Jason A. Churchill

Regionals get under way Friday, with dozens of draft prospects looking to prolong their final seasons of college ball before signing on the dotted line. Let's take a look at some of the more compelling matchups:

Jacksonville State vs. Auburn

Jacksonville State outfielder Todd Cunningham gets a chance to swing the bat versus big-time competition, with Auburn fielding what's considered a decent pitching staff among the schools still playing.

Cunningham possesses average or better tools across the board, and there has been talk that he could slip into the final few spots of the first round as a slot signing.

Auburn left fielder Brian Fletcher and first baseman Hunter Morris are both candidates to be drafted sometime between the compensatory round and the end of Round 3, and strong performances from here on out can only solidify that status.