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Mets Top Prospects: Three guys we’re eager to see play their first full professional season

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 19: A detailed view of the bat wieghts of the New York Mets in the on-deck circle against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on July 19, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 19: A detailed view of the bat wieghts of the New York Mets in the on-deck circle against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on July 19, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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JUPITER, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 22: A detail of a New York Mets hat during a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium on February 22, 2020 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Mets pitching prospect J.T. Ginn is a big mystery

The Mets took a big chance by drafting J.T. Ginn with their second-round pick in 2020. The 30th overall selection by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018, Ginn pitched only three innings for Mississippi State before Tommy John Surgery wrecked his season. A year earlier, he was 8-4 with a 3.13 ERA in 86.1 innings pitched.

Ginn’s drop from his first draft to the next could be exclusively put on his TJ Surgery. He bet on himself and lost. Now, the Mets are betting on him to fully recover and become one of those pitchers the Dodgers wish they could have snagged.

On most prospect lists, Ginn is the second-best pitcher the Mets have behind Allan. Despite the franchise’s reputation as one that favors pitching, they’re a little dry at the moment as far as minor league pitching depth goes.

Ginn helps serve as one of those more promising young pitchers that could make a bid for the rotation in the future. Expected to be ready sometime this summer, he wasn’t affected as far as missing actually games played. Last year would have been an absent season from him anyway.

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The Mets may have “lucked out” by Ginn going down and falling so far in the draft to them. Although I expect him to be in only limited action this year, next season will hopefully be a year where we finally get to see him perform a whole lot more.

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