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MLB Draft: Mets select right-handed pitcher Justin Dunn with 19th overall pick in first round

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Dunn is 20 years old and coming out of Boston College.

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With the first of their pair of first-round draft picks, the New York Mets selected right-handed pitcher Justin Dunn out of Boston College. The 6’ 2”, 170-pound pitcher will is 20 and will turn 21 years old on September 22 this year.

Here’s some of what John Sickels wrote about Dunn back in early May:

Listed at 6-2, 185, Dunn isn't a huge guy but he is very athletic and generates 93-95 MPH heat with little effort. Despite his relative lack of experience and relief background he has a full arsenal, with a slider in the mid-to-upper-80s, a curve in the lower 80s, and a surprisingly good change-up. While his secondaries need additional polish, all three have the potential to be at least average major league pitches.

With his fresh arm, athleticism, improved control, and a complete set of pitches Dunn has a chance to remain a starter as a pro. Pre-season he was seen as something like a third round pick or fourth round pick but he looks like second round or even supplemental round candidate at present. If he remains hot in May, his stock could vault even higher.

And here’s MLB’s video of Dunn: