- The Mets #3 ranked and 1st round draft pick struck out a career-high 10 batters last night versus Tampa (Yankees). The 6′ 2″ 185 lb right-hander also marked a career-high with seven innings, in his best outing over 3 seasons. Dunn was the Mets top prospect “Minors” American League Pitcher for April 2018 by going 2-2 and posting a 2.13 ERA with 28 strikeouts over 25.1 innings. During that time, Dunn didnt allow more than two earn runs in any of his five starts. He hit DL with an undisclosed injury to begin May, and may had some rust when he allowed 5 runs during a May 22nd start. There is still some inconsistencies with the 19th overall pick in 2016. He was aggressively assigned to St Lucie in 2017 where he took his lumps, but the tools are present to achieve his projected arrival in New York sometime in 2019.
- As a 34th round selection by the Washington Nationals in 2015, Watson’s performance in 2016 took notice in my system, when he earned a 2016 Organizational All-Star spot with 12 starts at LoA Hagerstown. This also secured him as the Nats “One to Watch” for 2017. The repeat as a UTR-OAS the following took a hit, as the 6′ 5 ” 200 lb lefty was traded to the Twins near the deadline in the Brandon Kintzler deal. He would have ranked at #2 if he remained with the Nationals, but move over the AL had him retaining the “One to Watch” for the Twins in 2018. Recently promoted to Fort Myers, this was Watson’s first HiA start and the longest outing of his career.
DSL RHP Ludwin Jimenez (DSL Cardinals – St Louis) 16 years old 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1.80 ERA Rookie Leagues -(GCL,AZL,Appy,Pioneer,Short-Season) June 15th (Short-Season) June 18th (GCL & AZL) June 19th (Appy League) LoA No Games Scheduled HiA RHP Justin Dunn (HiA St Lucie – New York Mets) 22 years old 7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 2.36 ERA Top Relief Pitcher Performance RHP Reilly Hovis (HiA Jupiter – Miami) 24 years old 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 3.38 ERA RADAR BLIP RHP Rodolfo Sanchez (DSL Rays- Tampa Bay) 18 years old 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0.00 ERA, Win 1-0
- Sanchez starting his second season in the DSL