Former Birdballer Dunn Selected to MLB Futures Game


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Former Boston College baseball player Justin Dunn will represent the Seattle Mariners organization at the 2019 MLB All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, July 7 at Cleveland’s Progressive Field. The game will kick off the competition days of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Weekend and features top prospects from the American League against top prospects from the National League.

Dunn, who was originally selected by the New York Mets in 2016 with the 19th pick of the first round, was acquired by the Mariners during this past offseason as a key piece in a trade for MLB All-Stars Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz. MLB Pipeline ranks Dunn as the No. 2 prospect in the Mariners’ system and the No. 67 prospect in all of Major League Baseball.

In his first season in the Mariners’ farm system, Dunn pitches for the Double-A Arkansas Travelers of the Texas League. He is 5-3 with a 3.45 earned run average and 90 strikeouts to just 21 walks in 70.1 innings. He recently through a scoreless-inning in the Texas League All-Star Game in Tulsa last week. A year ago, Dunn was promoted to Double-A by the Mets and finished the year with an 8-8 overall record and 3.59 ERA across two levels.

At BC, Dunn was the seventh All-American in program history as a Baseball America Third Team selection. Dunn moved from the bullpen to the rotation as a junior in 2016 and helped lead the Eagles to their first NCAA postseason since 2009 and the program’s first Super Regional appearance. In 2016, Dunn went 4-2 with a 2.06 ERA, 72 strikeouts and .214 batting average against as an All-ACC Third Team pick. He finished his career on the Heights with a 9-7 record, 3.66 ERA and 130 strikeouts in 125.1 innings of work.

MLB All-Star Weekend Schedule
Sunday, July 7 – All-Star Celebrity Game, All-Star Futures Game
Monday, July 8 – Home Run Derby
Tuesday, July 9 – MLB All-Star Game

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