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 Post subject: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:32 pm 
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Deja Vu anyone?

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31:
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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
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A 29th round pick of the Mets out of high school, Kay was one of three promising Long Island prep arms, with Stephen Woods and Matt Vogel also showing promise. All three chose to go to college, and Kay has emerged as the best of the group. The ace of UConn's staff, Kay throws three pitches for strikes. His fastball works in the low 90s and touches 95 early in his starts. Scouts see his changeup is an above-average or plus pitch; it shows both fade and tumble and generates swings and misses from righthanded hitters regularly. Kay has a tendency to throw his changeup from a slightly lower arm slot, giving scouts concerns that elite hitters will be able to see the pitch coming. He throws a breaking ball with slurvy shape. Kay usually throws the pitch against righthanded hitters, and has not thrown it with conviction this spring. Kay is on the shorter side, standing at 6-foot, but he has a wide, sturdy build.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
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The University of Connecticut has produced some excellent pro talent, headlined by George Springer, Nick Ahmed and Matt Barnes. Kay, the Huskies' Friday night starter, could be the next in line. Kay fits the mold of the advanced pitchability college lefty, one with a track record of success, not only at UConn, but also in the Cape Cod League in 2014 and with Team USA in 2015. Kay succeeds by filling the strike zone and keeping hitters guessing, albeit with the lack of a true out pitch. He'll top out at 94-95 mph with his fastball, though he pitches more effectively at around 91 mph. He has a consistently reliable changeup, though he telegraphs it at times by lowering his arm slot. His breaking ball is fringy. College performers like Kay tend to do well on Draft day. He could be seen as a poor man's Mark Buehrle type, one who could perhaps add a cutter at the next level to give him a four-pitch mix, helping him to be a quick to the big leagues back-end starter.

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
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School: Connecticut Year: Junior Position: LHP Age: 21 DOB: 3/21/1995 Bats: L Throws: L Height: 5' 11" Weight: 186 lb.
Previously Drafted: 2013, 29th (866) - NYM
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The University of Connecticut has produced some excellent pro talent, headlined by George Springer, Nick Ahmed and Matt Barnes. Kay, the Huskies' Friday night starter, could be the next in line.

Kay fits the mold of the advanced pitchability college lefty, one with a track record of success, not only at UConn, but also in the Cape Cod League in 2014 and with Team USA in 2015. Kay succeeds by filling the strike zone and keeping hitters guessing, albeit with the lack of a true out pitch. He'll top out at 94-95 mph with his fastball, though he pitches more effectively at around 91 mph. He has a consistently reliable changeup, though he telegraphs it at times by lowering his arm slot. His breaking ball is fringy.

College performers like Kay tend to do well on Draft day. He could be seen as a poor man's Mark Buehrle type, one who could perhaps add a cutter at the next level to give him a four-pitch mix, helping him to be a quick to the big leagues back-end starter.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
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Something tells me this is a ricciardi pick

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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
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Kay has perhaps the best changeup in the entire draft, an 82-86 mph dying rock that ghosts away from right-handed hitters. It's got easy plus projection in a vacuum, though Kay shows some arm slot variation on the changeup that might suppress the pitch's effectiveness at the upper levels of pro ball.

Kay's fastball has been into the mid-90s for starts at a time, topping out at 95, and has been around 90-95 all year, even in frigid temperatures. There's more plane on the heater than one might expect from a 6-foot pitcher, a product of Kay's high three-quarter arm slot.

The curveball is blunt and loopy, a below-average offering that flashes fringe average and projects as a 45 or 50 at maturity.

While a low-to-mid 90s fastball and plus changeup are a terrific foundation for any pitching prospect, Kay will have to progress in more areas than are typical for a college arm. The curveball will have to progress; otherwise, Kay will have to add a fourth pitch so that he has enough viable weapons to negotiate through a pro lineup several times. Some scouts think a cutter would suit him.

Other concerns include Kay's size, which, when he leaves pitches up, causes his fastball to flatten out and might cause him to be homer prone. And nobody is totally sure that his changeup will play at plus because of the arm slot variation that could tip big league hitters. But Kay has performed this year while many of his peers have not and he has been trending in the right direction all spring. He could be selected in the late-first round, where other college changeup artists have found homes in recent years.


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 Post subject: Re: 2016 Mets Draft, Round 01, Pick 31: LHP Anthony Kay
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So 2 college pitchers drafted a little bit ahead of where they were projected. Might be able to save a bit on both and go big in rounds 2-3


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