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Justin Dunn

#49 | RHP
Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds
Justin Dunn
Name: Justin Warren Dunn
Born: Sep 22, 1995 in Freeport, NY
High School: Boston College
College: Boston College
High School: The Gunnery School, Washington, Conn.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (19th overall) by the New York Mets in 2016 (signed for $2,378,800)
In 2015, Chris Shaw became the fifth first-rounder drafted out of Boston College. This year, Dunn could be the sixth. The athletic righthander began the season pitching out of the bullpen, but his lightning quick arm and promising offspeed pitches forced him into the Eagles' rotation. Dunn is slight in stature, with some scouts questioning his listed 6-foot-2, 184-pound frame. While he is short physically, his stuff isn’t. He pitches consistently at 92-95 and touching as high as 97 at times with his fastball. His best secondary pitch is his slider, thrown with tight spin, vertical shape and mid-80s velocity. He throws a curveball that has similar shape to his slider, but breaks more loosely and grades out as a below-average pitch, though its presence can disrupt hitters' timing. Dunn has shown feel for a changeup at times, showing the ability to locate the pitch at hitters' knees. His performance as a starter has encouraged teams that he can start long term, as he has held velocity well deep into his outings.
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