Future Watch: Justin Dunn Rookie Baseball Cards, Mets – Justin Dunn was selected 19th overall by the New York Mets in the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft. The right-handed hurler was originally drafted by the Dodgers in 2013 but opted to go to college instead.
Dunn hails from Freeport, NY and attended Gunnery, a prep school in Connecticut. That’s located on Long Island not far from Citi Field in Queens. The Mets have had some home-grown prospects before so Dunn could follow in their footsteps.
He attended Boston College. In his junior season, he had a 4-2 record with a 2.06 ERA. He received a lot of honors and is tied for the highest drafted players in the history of the institution.
Standing at 6′-2″, Dunn can strike out batters. In his first foray into professional baseball he struck out 35 batters in 30 innings of work. He only walked 10, and gave up only one home run. Fans of the Brooklyn Cyclones were happy to see him start eight games.
A look at his MLB Draft Profile states:
Dunn maintained his plus fastball in his early starts, touching the upper 90s and sitting in the 92-95 mph range. He has two breaking balls, both of which are Major League average: a three-quarters curve and a solid hard slider. His changeup will also flash average, though he didn’t need it much as a reliever. His command is fringy at present, but his outstanding stuff helps make up for it. ETA 2019.
Here’s Dunn throwing some smoke:
Dunn can be used as a starter or a reliever. Having that versatility will be a key to see how fast he can get to the majors. The Mets have one of the best pitching staffs in the game, they’re mostly young, so he will look to shoehorn his way in down the road.
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