Dunn, a right-handed flamethrower, was the Mets first-rounder out of Boston College as he was the team’s ace all season long. He finished his junior campaign with a 4-2 record and 2.06 ERA alongside 72 strikeouts and 18 walks. The 20-year-old was also a key component in the Eagles reaching their first ACC Championship in program history.
It is always good for a franchise to sign their first overall pick and Dunn clearly had his mind made up signing a couple of weeks after his draft day. The decision shows he is determined to start his career immediately, so he can work his way up the ladder quickly.
With an electric arm and confidence on the mound, Dunn has loads of potential in the Mets organization and could very well be a star in the big leagues.
Tiberi took the term “Louisville Slugger” literally this season as the Cardinal had a breakout year. The third baseman amassed 30 extra base hits including 10 homeruns to go along with his .340 average and 47 RBIs on the season.
The Mets had to be impressed by these staggering numbers from a redshirt sophomore was is only 21. Hailing from Taylor Mill, KY, Tiberi will have to adjust to the Big Apple, but like Dunn, he was hasty in signing his contract to begin his career.
Dunn and Tiberi are to report to the Brooklyn Cyclones (Class-A) for their first taste of professional baseball.