• Full name Justin Brett Banks
  • Born 10/03/2001 in Raleigh, NC
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School UNC Wilmington
  • Drafted in the 11th round (336th overall) by the New York Mets in 2023 (signed for $200,000).
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    School: UNC Wilmington Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.8
    Banks played two seasons of junior college ball with Wake Tech (N.C.) JC and Catawba Valley (N.C.) JC before transferring to UNC Wilmington, where he appeared in 11 games in 2022. He had a career year in 2023 as a back-end reliever for the Seahawks, and he posted a 4.23 ERA over 38.1 innings, with a 25.9% strikeout rate and a 12.4% walk rate. A 6-foot-3, 210-pound righthander, Banks is a reliever only at the next level and primarily works with a two-pitch mix headlined by a plus-plus fastball. He sits in the 94-96 mph range and touches 98, and it’s both a high-spin and heavy-carry pitch, with 20 inches of induced vertical break. Banks’ main secondary is an 80-85 mph slider that could become an average pitch with more improvement, though some teams believe he could develop an above-average cutter. His strikes are only fair, but he keeps the ball around the zone enough to have success in a reliever role.

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Career Transactions

  • Brooklyn Cyclones placed RHP Brett Banks on the 7-day injured list.
  • RHP Brett Banks assigned to Brooklyn Cyclones from St. Lucie Mets.
  • RHP Brett Banks assigned to St. Lucie Mets from FCL Mets.
  • New York Mets signed RHP Brett Banks.

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