The Mets announced the signing of former Ward Melville lefthander Anthony Kay, who was selected 31st overall out of UConn in the June amateur draft. He has reportedly agreed to a signing bonus worth $1.1 million.
Kay was the Mets’ second first-round selection in the draft behind righthander Justin Dunn of Freeport, who was selected 19th overall. Until Wednesday, Kay had been the only remaining unsigned Met selected within the first 10 rounds.
Kay was 9-2 with a 2.65 ERA for UConn this season.
After seeking advice from current Mets lefty and fellow Ward Melville product Steven Matz, Kay chose to play at UConn the first time he was drafted by the Mets in the 29th round of the 2013 draft.