Justin Dunn preparing for professional debut in Brooklyn
BROOKLYN CYCLONES: Mets Sign First Round Draft Pick, Justin Dunn; Next Stop, Coney Island.
The New York Mets and first round draft pick Justin Dunn agreed to a $2.38 million signing bonus Tuesday. Dunn, 20, is now on his way to come ply his talents here at MCU Park.
A local talent hailing out of Freeport, Long Island, listed at 6'2" and 185 pounds, Dunn was selected #19 overall by the Mets as a junior out of Boston College. In fact, he tied for the highest RHP pitcher selected in BC history.
He features a mid 90s fastball, a good off-speed curve, hard slider, and an effective change-up to boot.
Dunn was utilized in relief earlier this year, racking up 17 strikeouts with only 3 walks in 9 appearances. By April, Justin was inserted into the starting rotation and finished out the season totaling eight starts.
Among them - in the days leading into the 2016 amateur draft - Dunn threw seven innings versus Tulane on June 3, in which he allowed 2 earned runs on 5 hits and one walk, and fanned 11 batters. In his start previous to that, Dunn threw a complete game against Georgia Tech, allowing 2 earned runs on 7 hits, with 9 strikeouts.
In 17 overall appearances, Dunn posted a 4-2 record, with 2 saves and a 2.06 ERA this season, while allowing 52 hits and 18 walks, with 72 strikeouts over 65.2 innings pitched.
Overall, he posted a 9-6 record and 3.45 ERA during three year career at Boston College. In 120+ innings pitched, Dunn allowed 110 hits but only 25 went for extra bases. He otherwise allowed 46 earned runs, 48 walks, and fanned 124 batters, while limiting the opposition to a .247 average against.
The Cyclones are still waiting on fellow first round draft pick (#31 overall) LHP Anthony Kay, who has yet to reach an agreement with the Mets.