#MetsCrushMonday: J.T. Ginn

This right-hander is only 21 years old and is already ranked as the Mets 6th best prospect, the second best pitching prospect behind Matthew Allan. Ginn was drafted by the Mets in the second round of the MLB June Amateur Draft in 2020.

He was drafted by the Dodgers just two years prior, however the Dodgers refused to meet his asking price and now he’s in the Mets organization.

He was projected to be a first rounder of the 2020 draft, but after an elbow injury that required TJS, he was pushed back to the second round. Ginn could’ve chosen to re-enter the drafter however the Mets offered the righty a $2.9M signing bonus to seal the deal.

Ginn has a fastball that tops out at 97 MPH but will probably sit regularly at somewhere between 93 MPH and 95 MPH. His fastball will definitely be his go-to pitch to start out at-bats, but his nasty slider will be the go-to pitch towards the end of at-bats.

His third pitch is a change-up that has a decent drop to it. While all of his pitches have movement to them, he still manages to find the strike zone. In his final year in college, he walked 21 in 89.1 innings, while only giving up one home run.

He has an ETA of 2023 and that seems right if all goes accordingly. While he could easily be used as a trade chip, it would be wise to hold on to this young arm. Especially considering that he’s slated to make his Major League debut at 23 years old.

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