While the MLB’s first-year player draft doesn’t get anywhere near the notoriety of the NFL, NBA or perhaps even the NHL draft, the draft is still an incredibly important day for MLB teams and is still a momentous occasion for all those who are drafted.
For proof, look no further than Mets first round draft selection (No. 19 overall) Justin Dunn, a pitcher from Freeport, New York who plays his college ball at Boston College.
When Dunn’s name was called, he shot up out of his seat with a triumphant first pump as his teammates surrounded him and started screaming at the top of their lungs.
It was a great moment for Dunn, who has the potential to be the next big arm to come out of the Mets organization.
Dunn throws right-handed and stands at 6 foot 2 inches and 184 pounds. He was 6th in all of Div. I this past season with a 1.49 ERA and throws in the 93-96 MPH range.
According to an ESPN.com scouting report “a growing segment of evaluators are bullish on his chances of starting in pro ball.”
Bryan Altman is, for some reason, an unabashed fan of the Rangers, Jets and Mets. If he absolutely had to pick a basketball team it would be the Knicks, but he’d gladly trade them for just one championship for any of his other three teams.