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MLB Draft: Mets select LHP Anthony Kay with 31st overall pick in first round

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The Mets took the lefty with their second first-round pick.

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After taking right-handed pitcher Justin Dunn with their first pick in the first round, the Mets have selected left-handed pitcher Anthony Kay out of the University of Connecticut with the 31st overall pick, their second first-round pick.

Here’s some of what John Sickels wrote about Kay over at Minor League Ball:

Although officially listed at 6-0, 187, he may be closer to 5-11 in reality. No one cares about his height, as he's proven durable and there's not shortage of arm quickness or strength. His fastball can top at 95 and he holds his velocity in the low-90s without trouble.

Kay works with a change-up as his main secondary pitch. It is above-average; all scouting reports mention that he will telegraph it on occasion, though it moves so well that hitters still can't seem to pick it up even if they know it is coming. That may not hold true at the highest levels but he likely has the aptitude to make necessary adjustments. His third pitch is a slurvy breaking ball that needs additional sharpening but has shown progress this spring. His overall sense of command is solid and he projects well as a three-pitch workhorse.

And here’s MLB.com’s draft video of Kay: