• Full name Edward Cory Kunz
  • Born 04/08/1986 in Portland, OR
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 260 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Oregon State
  • Debut 08/03/2008
  • Drafted in the C-A round (42nd overall) by the New York Mets in 2007 (signed for $720,000).
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    Kunz will get drafted in the first three rounds and could move quickly as a college reliever with a plus fastball. He was a set-up man for the Beavers' 2006 national championship team and has replaced the departed Kevin Gunderson as the team's closer in 2007. While Gunderson thrived on command, lefthanded funk and moxie, Kunz has plus stuff and closer-quality velocity. He's a behemoth at 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, and will have to watch his body and his weight as a pro. His loose arm and low arm angle produce 94-96 mph fastballs, and some scouts think a cleaner body and more consistent mechanics would give him even more velo. Kunz throws a changeup to lefthanders that's effective, and at times his change is ahead of his flat slider.

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