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2019 Mets draft profile: Andrew Edwards

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With their thirty-first selection in the 2019 draft, the Mets selected Andrew Edwards, a left-handed pitcher from Arizona.

Born: Tucson, Arizona

Age: 22 (5/12/97)

Height/Weight: 6’2”/220 lbs.

Position: LHP

Bats/Throws: L/L

School: New Mexico State (Las Cruces, New Mexico)

Over four seasons, Andrew Edwards posted a 28-3 record at Desert Christian High School, including a perfect 11-0 in his senior season. He threw seven complete games that year, including a no-hitter, and posted a 0.58 ERA in 60.2 innings, striking out 123. After graduating, he enrolled at Central Arizona College, a junior college in Coolidge, Arizona. In his two years there, he pitched a total of 73.1 innings over 31 appearances as a starter and reliever, posting a 5.89 ERA, allowing 84 hits, walking 55, and striking out 85.

In 2018, he transferred to New Mexico State University, but sat out most of the baseball season due to an injury. He got back on the field in 2019 and posted a 4.37 ERA in 22.2 innings over 24 relief appearances, allowing 24 hits, walking 14, and striking out 30.

Edwards throws from a low three-quarters arm slot. His fastball sits in the high-80s-to-low-90s, topping out as high as 93 MPH. He complements it with a slider that sits in the mid-70s, and a changeup that sits in the high-70s.