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Mets select Justin Dunn with 19th overall pick

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With the 19th overall pick in the draft, the Mets have selected Boston College right-hander Justin Dunn. Prior to the draft, all three major mock drafts (MLB.com, BA and ESPN) had Dunn going to the Mariners with the 11th pick.

The Mets are notorious for their collection of pitchers, but their farm system is now depleted of that depth. Marcos Molina and Robert Gsellman are the highest-rated pitching prospects in their system at this time.

A former reliever for the Eagles, Dunn entered the draft as a 6-foot-2, 170 lb. right-hander who has led the team to a Super Regional against Miami. Dunn relies on a plus fastball, two average breaking balls and an off-speed pitch. In 17 appearances this year, Dunn worked 60.1 innings, allowing 10 earned runs on 46 hits and 16 walks while striking out 66. While his repertoire and stuff makes some scouts believe he could manage a starting role, Dunn only made seven starts and was originally pegged as a reliever with some below average command. You can read Dunn's interview with MLBDD here.

Dunn ranks 22nd among all prospects according to Baseball America and 29th by MLB.com. The 2016 draft is fairly deep with right-handed pitching prospects, though Dunn's recent performance and significant helium propelled him to the XXX spot.