Mets Sign 2020 Second-Round Draft Pick J.T. Ginn

Lou DiPietro
June 29, 2020 - 7:30 pm
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It appears as if the New York Mets have now signed their entire 2020 Draft Class, as the team announced Monday night that they have inked their second-round pick, former Mississippi State RHP J.T. Ginn.

Terms of the deal were not released, but according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis, Ginn’s signing bonus was $2.9 million, more than double the $1,403,200 allocation for his No. 52 slot in the draft order.

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Ginn, who had Tommy John surgery in March, was ranked as the 44th-best prospect in the draft by MLB.com, and had previously been drafted No. 30 overall by the Dodgers out of high school in 2018. You can read more about the former Bulldog in our official Day 2 Mets Draft Profile.

The team has only announced the signing of its top three picks – Ginn, first-rounder Pete Crow-Armstrong, and second-round compensation pick Isaiah Greene – but MLB’s Draft Tracker has reports of all six members of the draft class officially signed.

Per MLB, the Mets saved about $1.15 million by signing their final three picks to below-slot bonuses, and used that, plus the five percent pool overage teams are allowed to spend without penalty (for the Mets, that would be an extra $356,735 based on their pool total) to get Ginn into the fold.

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