Mets draft LHP Anthony Kay at No. 31

The New York Mets selected Connecticut left-hander Anthony Kay with the No. 31 pick in Thursday night's MLB first-year player draft.

Scouting report: 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. Read the full report (Insider)

Keith Law's Big Board ranking -- No. 28 (Insider)

More draft coverage:

Copyright © 2022 ESPN Internet Ventures. All rights reserved.