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2019 Mets draft profile: Dan Goggin

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With their seventeenth selection in the 2019 draft, the Mets selected Dan Goggin, a right-handed pitcher from Pennsylvania.

Born: Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

Age: 22 (6/09/97)

Height/Weight: 6’2”/215 lbs.

Position: RHP

Bats/Throws: R/R

School: James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia)

Playing primarily shortstop and second base while attending Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School just outside of Philadelphia in Drexel Hill, winning All-Catholic honors and team MVP in 2015. He went undrafted after graduation and enrolled at Cumberland County College in Vineland, New Jersey. His time there was relatively uneventful, except for the fact that, thanks to his live arm and a late growth spurt, he was shifted from the infield and converted into a pitcher. After a successful sophomore season on the mound at Cumberland County that saw him post a 3.87 ERA in 90.2 innings, Goggin transferred to James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Pitching against Division I talent for the first time in his career, the right-hander posted a 5.36 ERA in 40.0 innings as a starter and reliever. He allowed 44 hits, walked 18, and struck out 38. He went undrafted and returned to James Madison to finish out his collegiate career. In 24.2 innings for the Dukes, all in relief, the right-hander took a step back, posting an 8.03 ERA, allowing 29 hits, walking 7, and striking out 27.

Goggin is well built for a pitcher, with a solid 6’2”, 215-pound frame. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot, possessing a fastball that sits in the low-90s and can top out as high as 95 MPH, a mid-80s slider that lacks vertical plane and acts almost like a cutter, and a changeup that he uses periodically. His command is poor, leading to his pitches unintentionally leaking back into the zone or missing the zone completely.