RHP Justin Dunn has pitched well this season for High-A St. Lucie, allowing no more than two runs in any of his six starts.
Dunn -- the Mets' No. 3 prospect, according to MLB.com -- has a 2.15 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with 32 strikeouts in 29.1 innings.
The 22-year-old Dunn, who the Mets selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2016 Draft, struggled last season, with ESPN's Keith Law saying during the offseason that the Mets may have rushed him.
Calling him "an athlete with a tremendous arm," Law elaborated, per Abbey Mastracco of NJ.com...
"Justin Dunn I think is the most glaring example of the guy whose stuff is still pretty good, at least in terms of the quality of his pitches, but was so successful in college and then comes in to pro ball his first full season this year and they probably pushed him too far into high right away, just speaking in hindsight," Law said. "But also there were a lot of issues with his feel to pitch, his lack of command, with lack of life on the fastball."
Dunn had a 5.00 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 95.1 innings for St. Lucie in 2017. He posted a 1.50 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 30 innings for Short-Season A Brooklyn in his professional debut in 2016.
If Dunn continues to excel for St. Lucie, he will likely be promoted to Double-A Binghamton during the season.